I have a question/advice/poll....I am undecided whether I should enroll in a Culinary School in their Pastry Program(I live in San Francisco Bay Area) or just keep practicing and practicing and open up my business without having the pastry degree? I would love to hear from everyone!
Especially those who have their own business!
If you are going to be exclusively cakes, then honestly I don't think you need a pastry degree. Take specialized classes (fondant, gumpaste, sugar art, etc) and practice practice practice. I went to pastry school because my goals don't focus exclusively on cake. Granted an education is NEVER a waste, but if you really want that specific focus, then I think you can make your own way without the formal ed.