Well an unpaid apprenticeship could help, if you have the cash to get yourself by without having to take up an extra job.
Ever look into a pastry course, associated degree , or even a course for hobbists.
In a situation like yours where i decided i wanted to work in the culinary field, either pastry or not, the first thing that would come to mind is an education. Be it from a chef willing to take you under their wing, or a course.
Start searching up come pastry courses, and make some resumes include some goals on this resume.
Call some bakerys, catering companies , hit the streets and start talking to chefs, cooks, owners etc... ( do this on a non busy day or early before service.
Start looking around to see how you can get your feet wet and work in the industry, as well as get some more experience.
Also practice at home be it making a cake every few days , or testing out new ideas for sweets etc....
Also check sites for job listings , as well as search out for stages/ apprenticeships if its free work im sure someone will make you an offer, even if you have to be taught new things.
You could check out craiglist as well, they usually have some job listings in the pastry field.
Remember you only just begun, test out the waters, get some experience, and try your best.
Good luck to ya... and hope i was at least a bit helpful.... xD