Ditch the Measuring Cup Set
Intimidated by baking and the precision it requires? Simplify matters by measuring dry ingredients with a kitchen scale (by weight), rather than with measuring cups (by volume). You'll dirty fewer dishes (use the tare function on the scale to measure multiple ingredients into the same bowl) while ensuring that your measurements are consistent.
If your recipe doesn't provide weight measurements, try this guide to volume with weight equivalents for common baking ingredients.