I have both A.C. Moore and Michael's in my hometown, but I work afternoons and evenings at my job (I work from home), and the Wilton classes are always during my work hours or smack in the middle of dinnertime. I also don't have a car, so that makes things even more complicated. I'm off from my job on Fridays and Saturdays, but of course there's no classes on those days and haven't been for awhile. The local community college has a class coming up, but again, it's right during my work day/dinnertime.
I have thought about picking up the Wilton books/kit and just going through them myself, but I'm so confused. Should I just buy the kit that goes along with each lesson book or get one of the bigger kits (like the ultimate set or the 53-piece one) and go from there? I'm still interested in the Wilton course, but I'd also like to learn non-Wilton ways of doing things. It seems like they're the best starting point, though.
Any suggestions? I work full-time right now, and I'm not exactly getting rich from my job...I do have enough to spend on hobbies, but I'm not going to be launching a business anytime soon. Right now, I just want to start this off as a hobby and see where it goes. I have goals to work in my field (writing/communications), but the market has been so bad that I've thought about doing the pastry chef/cake decorating thing as a backup plan (I've done food service jobs before, and yes they were stressful, but I have the bug I guess). However, I have a long way to go before I even think about that.
What should I do?