The old saying "you can't be good at everything" applies to me when it comes to baking. Nothing I ever made was mouth watering good. So, now I just don't bake.
I am a pretty self sufficient person and along with some natural talent and determination, interest and desire to learn, I have developed a lot of skills. I am a pretty good painter, I have refinished floors and furniture, I have hung wallpaper (still up after 30 years), I can cook a gourmet meal, grow flowers, herbs and vegetables, build retaining walls, install a new railing system on a deck, paint with water colors, and sew anything from wedding gowns to bathing suits, custom home décor to baby clothing.
But, I cannot bake to save my life. Thank goodness for the BAKERY!!!!
I have successfully baked with a boxed cake mix, but I hardly call that baking.