(Closed) Bakers vs. Cooks!

posted 9 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Bakers Vs. Cooks

    Baking is the ish!

    Cooks Unite!

    I like both!

    Who the heck cares?

    I suck at both :(

  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Both, but maybe baking a little more. I always feel like I have no idea what I’m doing when a recipe says to “season to taste”. Why can’t they just tell me how much?! haha

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    DH and I bake a lot. We do game nights with friends quite often, so we keep our oven busy baking up goodies to snack on.

    I enjoy cooking, but it feels more like a chore that’s satisfying to accomplish, whereas for me baking is fun. I love the science of it and knowing which kinds of batters should have what texture, measuring out ingredients, the amazingly flaky and delicious pie crusts DH and I roll out…it’s all good.

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I Love both. However, I prefer tasting my baking 🙂

    I usually dont follow recipes for baking. I am excited that I am to a point where I can just make stuff up. For cooking I can do it sometimes but it does not always turn out right if I just make stuff up. Also, we dont eat meat so it makes it a little easier with cooking recipes….

    I actually just finished making banana pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and pumpkin chocolate cupcakes. 🙂 SO FUN! I will freeze them and take them to work Monday (if DH and I dont eat them all) 😀 

     

     

     

    Post # 6
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I like cooking for the process of it, and baking for the final results. I have a serious weakness for carbs. LOL

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    You need an option for “I am pretty terrible at both!”  My poor hungry husband!  But at least I try!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I absolutely love both. 

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I always thought of myself as a decent baker until I met a girl who has a serious skills.  she was talking about methods that reminded me of high school lab experiments, only delicious. I’m talking about distillation, the weird properties of sugar in it’s different heating states, etc.  never before had I realized how crazy precice and complicated baking can be. it truly is a science. 

    and then on top of it, she would take her delicious creation and decorate it like martha stewart, and serve it on some crazy cool vintage cake stand / tray/ etc. I bow down before her as baking queen.

    although I am only on the novice level of baking, I love it way more than cooking.  and my apple spice cake is loved by all.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I genuinely love both!

    Cooking together and inventing dishes is one my husband and I’s favorite past times. I love it because everything we cook inevitably becomes some form of Asian fusion because of me. Unless we’re making an ethnic dish even then we always put our own spin on it. We’ve yet to ever follow a recipe, we always switch things up.

    I love baking because it’s just so comforting. Again here I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t follow recipes. I’ll usually alter it to taste or change because I just know something in the recipe is not going to work. And I ALWAYS use unsalted butter no matter what the recipe calls for.

    I’m actual the only dessert lover out of the two of us. But baking entails much more than just sweets. It’s always a challenge to me to find something new to make my husband each year for his birthday. This year I made him a apple pudding pie with a crumb topping that he LOVED. I know he loved it because he wanted it again the next night! He has no sweet tooth whatsoever, I don’t know what’s wrong with him.

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    @janie-janie:

    I’m dying to take a bake decorating class!!! It just always get pushed to the back of my priority list. I can frost and pipe but that’s about it. I would love to learn how to make sugar flowers, fondant, etc. I know I can learn at home by myself but I want to learn from a pro the right way.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    we’re definitely on team cooking! we don’t eat dessert that often anyways, so baking doesn’t happen much in our home anyway. dh does most the cooking though, so really, he’s on team cooking and i’m on team eating…. lol

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am 100% a cook, not a baker.  I hate being precise, but I love when things sizzle on the stovetop.  I have ZERO patience for baking (bake for an hour?! what is THAT?!) and can’t deal with how precise it is.  I also don’t have a sweet tooth, so on the rare occasion I bake, I make things like oat bran muffins that are pretty much unpalatable to anyone who isn’t me. 

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I love both (and I like to think I’m pretty awesome at both). Before I moved in with my fiance I used to do quite a lot of molecular gastronomy when showing off but all he really wants is a huge steak!

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not a big fan of baking.

    I like cooking. I love that I can tweak recipes, or make up my own recipes, and I don’t have to worry about chemical reactions. I also enjoy the combinations of herbs and spices, colors, textures of food.

    Also, I like savory more than sweet, baked goods have more sweet options than non-sweet/savory.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I love both! I used to be all about baking, but in the last few years I’ve really really come to enjoy cooking as well. I don’t like super complicated recipes (either baking or cooking), so for baking, I usually stick with brownies, cookies, bar type treats, or cupcakes/muffins. I do like making pies as well. But anything requiring any sort of fancy equpment is just not gonna happen. 

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