Hi fellow cake decorators - my name is Becky and I'm so happy to have found this site!!
I have done very basic cake decorating with buttercream since my kids were little. I always made their birthday cakes and holiday cakes. I did a few cakes for people here and there but was working a full time job and eventually it got to be too much plus was also getting bored with buttercream so I stopped doing cakes for anyone other than my kids.
About a year and a half ago, I decided to try using fondant. I had never heard of fondant before but had recently seen a tutorial on YouTube, posted by one of the many generous artists that share their talent for free, showing how to make marshmallow fondant and decided to give it a go. First batch I didn't do so well. Tried it again and yahooooo it worked. I LOVE using fondant. There are so many things you can do with it. So many awesome tools and molds. An excellent creative outlet. Fondant gave me the desire to do cakes again.
I live in a very rural area and do not readily have access to classes so I have had to learn everything from online tutorials. YouTube is awesome! I started my cake business a little over a year ago and have done more than I ever would have thought. I thank God everyday for blessing me with the ability and the resources to do this!! Cakes have brought a lot of Joy and fulfillment to my life. My aspiration is to gain knowledge from all of you. Learning new techniques, developing my skills and expanding my thinking to "outside the box".