I happened to luck up on the site and for 30 dollars a year wondered if it was worth it. What do you think?
Ummm i don't understand the question???? Can you clarify??
There is a site called , my cake school.(something like that) the op is asking do we or someone we know pay to be on that site and learn from it, like ymmyarts or other sites that cost you. I have seen that site, but, i do not subscribe to it. hth
I subscribe to it. She does videos of her decorating cakes from start to finish. I enjoy it, and I have learned quite a bit from it.
Why bother when there are 2331516 posts and articles to read here? All you have to do is learn how to use the search feature in the forums section to find most answers.
And as far as technical skills, many of them are demonstrated on the Wilton website and on http://www.bakedecoratecelebrate.com/ , which I think Wilton also sponsors.
Between them, YouTube, and all the videos and tools available at GSA and through our members, I see no need to spend $30 a year for information that is mostly available free of charge.
LOVE Edna on youtube... and of course here help here. Too much FREE stuff to pay $$$ for it.
Thank you...Sorry i didnt reply back but you all figured out what i was asking.
I have been a subscriber since September and enjoy the video tutorials and her recipes. I also take advantage of all the free websites but I do enjoy her attention to detail in the videos and I have enjoyed her recipes.
I tired the Yummy Arts site and cancelled it after the trial period. It wasn't worth the $$ to get the same type of information you can get for free by searching this site or the web.
Everyone is different. Some people need to 'see' the instructions, so a video is the way to go. Others do fine by reading and still pictures (if there are any). It's just a matter of what works for you. Comparing a video site to CC is like comparing apples to oranges, one is written and the other is seen I love them both!
I know Lorraine McKay and Donna Lane also have video for sale (Donna's is a membership site also). I find that most youtube's don't give enough detail (except for a few like Edna's which are fabulous!). And leave out important tips due to time constraints. Also some of the more obscure techniques you can't find on youtube, but that's probably just a matter of time.
Anyway, I say you know what works for you, if they have a trial period, go for it!