Failure to check the details | Skillshare Projects

Angela Romanoff

Graphic Designer



Failure to check the details

I love to bake and cook, when I applied for school, it was either Art School or Culinary School.

I chose Art School which is probably better considering my style of cooking and baking. I am a very haphazard cook. I will read through a recipe once and decide it seems easy enough and make it my own way, fine.

However, anyone who has EVER baked before knows that you can't bake like this. Baking is a science and not following the recipe exactly will usually end in something inedible, unless you actually know what you are doing.

Anyways, long story short, I was making a huge batch of cookies, and read through the recipe, was like yeah whatever. Made the cookies, which looked great by the way, and actually baked about 3/4 of the batch before I ate one, only to realize that they tasted like sour metal.

Turns out when you mistakenly put in baking soda instead of baking powder it makes the cookies taste metallic. Also, apparently sour cherries aren't great in oatmeal cookies. Lesson learned.

But, I think this very much applies to most aspects of my life.

I hate taking the time to read instructions or really get into the details of something, even in my design, there is usually something wrong with the copy, like I didn't copy over a period or I didn't turn off hyphenation, etc etc. Small things that could potentially lead to big things, like my garbage cookies.

It is something I have been working on for a while now to try and improve becasue it is obviously important. It also always serves as a reminder that I need to pay more attention and slow down to really make things right. 


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