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9-Year-Old Thinks She’ll Never Be A Baker Now Since She Failed Once But The Internet Posts Many Examples Of Their Failures
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9-Year-Old Thinks She’ll Never Be A Baker Now Since She Failed Once But The Internet Posts Many Examples Of Their Failures

Baking is hard, especially if you’re trying out a new recipe. Bestselling author Shannon Hale shared how her 9-year-old daughter started crying when she tried baking something new and messed up. The girl thought that this meant that she can no longer be a baker.

So Shannon turned to Twitter and asked bakers to share the times that they messed up to make her daughter feel better. The response was massive!

Shannon’s thread got over 10.9k likes. And one of the people who answered was none other than scientist and father of the Xbox Seamus Blackley who had previously baked a loaf of bread with 4.5k-year-old yeast. He admitted that he screws up continuously.

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Bestselling author Shannon Hale said that her daughter was in tears after messing up trying to bake something new

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Bakers from all corners of Twitter told stories about all the times that they failed in the kitchen

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The writer has published more than 25 books for kids, teenagers, and adults. She’s a New York Times bestselling author who lives near Salt Lake City in Utah with her husband, 4 children, and 2 pet cats (Misty Knight and Mike Hat).

Shannon has won the Newbery Honor award for her Princess Academy book, created the popular Ever After High series, and the Real Friends graphic novel memoir. Three of her books are for adults, including Austenland which got a movie adaptation in 2013 starring Keri Russell.

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The author also sometimes works together with her husband Dean. Together, they co-wrote the Eisner-nominated graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge, created The Princess in Black series, and even created 2 novels about Marvel’s superhero Squirrel Girl.

Shannon is a huge supporter of gender equality and is widely known for her public speaking. Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages which just goes to show how many people relate to her work. Shannon started writing books when she was just 10 years old and eventually became a professional writer, so it’s safe to say that her 9-year-old daughter can become a master baker if she wants to.

Twitter users had some great advice for the writer’s daughter

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Mike Crow
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2 years ago

It doesn’t matter what field you are in, how old you are or how long you have been doing it, everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes the mistakes are small, sometimes they are huge, but just remember this, civilization is built on failures. How else do we learn to succeed?

Cassie
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2 years ago

Yep. We learn more from failures than from successes.

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Charlotte
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2 years ago

I'll always remember my Mum making avocado mousse for a fancy dinner party (it was the 80s!). She miss-read teaspoon of gelatine as a tablespoon and we ended up with avocado jelly! Oh, and she's a food tech teacher!

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
2 years ago

My sister made gravy once but didn't realise that tsp is a teaspoon and not a tablespoon. Chuck of gravy anyone?

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Carol Emory
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2 years ago (edited)

I can't bake worth a darn. Every cookie I make comes out flat. Every biscuit I make doesn't rise. The only time I can bake anything decent is if it comes in mix form and I just have to add one or two ingredients for it to work. Otherwise...I'm useless at baking. One fail does not ruin your career as a baker. My mother is a wonderful cook. I asked her how she got so good. She said "Your father ate a lot of mistakes before I got it right." And my dad nodded. Everything takes practice. You'll get there. Hopefully I will too one day. Good Luck!!

R L
Community Member
2 years ago

Those pre-mix packets are a lifesaver and thw only thing that works for me. I also connot bake but my Mom and her sister and really good. Embarassing.

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Mike Crow
Community Member
2 years ago

It doesn’t matter what field you are in, how old you are or how long you have been doing it, everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes the mistakes are small, sometimes they are huge, but just remember this, civilization is built on failures. How else do we learn to succeed?

Cassie
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep. We learn more from failures than from successes.

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Charlotte
Community Member
2 years ago

I'll always remember my Mum making avocado mousse for a fancy dinner party (it was the 80s!). She miss-read teaspoon of gelatine as a tablespoon and we ended up with avocado jelly! Oh, and she's a food tech teacher!

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
2 years ago

My sister made gravy once but didn't realise that tsp is a teaspoon and not a tablespoon. Chuck of gravy anyone?

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

I can't bake worth a darn. Every cookie I make comes out flat. Every biscuit I make doesn't rise. The only time I can bake anything decent is if it comes in mix form and I just have to add one or two ingredients for it to work. Otherwise...I'm useless at baking. One fail does not ruin your career as a baker. My mother is a wonderful cook. I asked her how she got so good. She said "Your father ate a lot of mistakes before I got it right." And my dad nodded. Everything takes practice. You'll get there. Hopefully I will too one day. Good Luck!!

R L
Community Member
2 years ago

Those pre-mix packets are a lifesaver and thw only thing that works for me. I also connot bake but my Mom and her sister and really good. Embarassing.

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