nastassia....i stay up real late! lol and wake up very very early
prterrell....i had made about 10 cakes before i ever got paid to do one. I had done about 6 baby shower cakes, but they were all pretty easy because all I did was get a baby bottle cake pan and used the star tip to do the icing. so there was no layering or smoothing involved. and the others were birthday cakes for family. I also make and decorate cookies and cupcakes....which ive never had any "disasters" with so far. they actually turn out great and after people saw them they started asking why I didn't do cakes....that's what really got me started.
I wasn't using only canned frosting. My friends mom made some frosting, but when my cake started crumbling I was using it to patch it up, so then I had no other choice but to run to Walmart and get canned stuff. I do definetly plan on taking the Wilton course, but so far everytime it becomes available I either have to work or low on cash.
Thanks again for the advice, and you do not sound snotty or harsh. you just know what a beginner needs to do, and I appreciate everyone's help!
I am also practicing again this weekend making my boss's birthday cake......I work in durable medical equipment and he wants the cake to look like a wheelchair, lol. Wish me luck on that one!