I'm a baker. I love doing it and have only rarely had something not turn out. It was still edible; it just didn't look as pretty as it should have. I bring my efforts into work and I've had more than one person ask me why I'm working here. And I reply that I don't like baker's hours.
I bake bread, quick breads, scones, tea biscuits, cakes, cookies, pies, do some cake decorating, butter tarts, muffins - if you give me a recipe, I'll probably give it a whirl. I don't do anything without a recipe. I might tweak a recipe but I don't generally make up my own.
I do pot roasts and turkeys, with the trimmings including gravy, quite well. Meatloaf and baked beans, squash soup, turkey soup, pea soup, all good. Fancier food? Not so much.