Baking is one of those tasks that is very challenging for me. It is not so much the need for precision but it is my own obsession with perfection. I believe that this obsession came about as a result of my competitive cooking hobby. As a competitive cook, you are always striving to make the ultimate version of a dish. Unless the result is the best representation of a dish, I feel like a failure. The precision required of a baker only makes the situation worse.