Hello all! I'm thrilled to have found this site and can't wait to learn more. I'm a self-taught cake decorator which started out of necessity due to my son's food allergies. As it turned out, I wasn't half bad and have really enjoyed challenging myself, perfecting recipes and learning new techniques. I have never taken any formal classes (not sure if that's a good or bad thing) and really have no desire to. Pretty much everything I need to know I've either learned through trial and error or combing the internet like crazy, which is how I stumbled upon this site. I do not work for a bakery nor do I make cakes professionally, I just make cakes for family and friends. Maybe later I'll venture into the professional arena, but right now I'm having too much fun learning and experimenting! I look forward to learning more and maybe even sharing a nugget or two of what I've mastered.