Learning how to bake, like everything else, involves a great deal of failure. Even the most experienced bakers are bound to forget an ingredient, accidentally double another, and leave something in the oven too long from time to time.
However, when you're starting out in the kitchen, it's easy to forget that even the experts make gaffes. Baking isn't a skill people are born with a perfect knowledge of, it requires practice, experimentation, and a sense of humor when things go south.
So, when author Shannon Hale's 9-year-old daughter proclaimed herself a failure after one baking blunder, Hale asked her kitchen savvy twitter followers to share their own stories.