I just signed up for CakeCentral, and got so many great ideas - what a wonderful resource for a beginner like me! I have no formal training, but I hope to take some Wilton classes soon because my hobby is really taking off!
Here's a picture of the cake I made this week for a bake sale raffle at work... basic yellow butter cake, and pure cane sugar for sand over buttercream icing. tootsie roll tree with gum paste leaves and beach bum. Basic poured sugar for "water" was a first for me - I'm so happy with the outcome. We made a couple hundred dollars on this one cake alone... totally worth the small amount of time and money I spent making it!
Paula - aka, BabyCake2009
Great Job! I'm a newbie too and I love how you can pretty much find an answer for any question you may have. I just finished taking the Wilton Classes last month and I loved it.
Great Job, but beware . . . . this site is highly addictive!!!!!!!!!!!!! So many great ideas here, am sure you will be addicted for life!!!!!! Happy caking