It’s like Laiko Bahrs said
When baking, follow instructions. When cooking, go by your own taste.
By that theory, I guess I’ll always remain a good cook and a very average baker. And strangely, am not ruffled at the idea. But I am strangely proud of having learnt the skill after I resolved that I would earlier.
And in true me fashion, I used the oven to first bake savory dishes instead of starting with a cake 🙂