all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (peace love bake)
Delicious does not equal difficult.

I feel there's a common misconception among people who don't do a lot of baking that anything that tastes good must have been hard to make. It's true, there are some great things that can be difficult or very fiddly, but there are even more wonderfully delicious things that are downright easy. I will occasionally go for something difficult just for the challenge (hello, cream puffs), but practically everything I make otherwise is ridiculously simple. I think this is why I feel like a charlatan when everyone goes on about how the cupcakes or the tarts or fill-in-the-blanks are SO AMAZING, or when people talk about what a great baker I am. I'm fairly confident that pretty much anyone could get the same results if they used the same recipe and decent ingredients.

Really, it's just like mending (another apparently miraculous activity)--the one thing it really requires is time, and the willingness to do it.
all_strange_wonders: An illustration of Nita from the Young Wizards story "Uptown Local". (second guess ineffability)
Meant to get some mending done this afternoon, but I ended up lying about feeling ill. Still really need to get the mending done. Several of my shirts are developing quite a collection of little pinholes, and I've a great stonking hole to finish darning in one of my father's favorite sweaters. I wish he wouldn't let them grow like that--they're much easier to darn up when it's just a little run, but he won't let me at them until they're very nearly beyond saving. A woven darn the size of a quarter on a knitted sweater is a lot harder to miss than one the size of a pencil eraser.

Still feel a bit ill, but rather less like everything I've eaten today is eminently prepared to abandon ship.

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