Idk if its my PMS or what... but this post has me teary eyed just to know someone from a simi similar situation has over come and is successful! Really brings so much joy to me! Thank you for posting that seriously, that was a very personal matter. There are soo many people putting me down because im 23 and have children.. They do not believe in me but god didn't give me this wonderful gift to just throw away and give up. I guess I will stop doing cakes for awhile as stated (witch will suck I love what I do!!) But clearly I'm unprofessional and need more business education!
You don't even have to stop making cakes, you can donate them to friends and family, charitable causes etc. After I decided to do this as a business I spent a whole year just practicing and researching. More time will only help you improve and you'll be so much better for it.