Now I understand. Most sky shots call for some HDR like approach. Very tricky. Bracketing and some post work to get it perfect. The sam to that danger card shot. White can be brighter than everything around it. When you get the white right, everything else gets darker.
I get to do HDR work with one shot saved in raw. I create two to three different copies with varying exposure. Then I blend them in Photoshop.
This is an example. Three different exposure levels merged into one shot. If I shot as is, either I meter for the bright cakes or the room. Either way, lighting will be compromised.