When I was very young I was a single parent with a choice of either being on welfare or doing something with my life. I ended up putting myself through school by catering small functions (mostly bridal and baby showers), and when I graduated and entered the work force I thought that was the end of that. Well, I still loved baking and decorating, and my children always had the most interesting "treats" in their classes. When my daughter was getting married, she stunned me when she made it a matter of fact statement that nobody was going to make her wedding cake except her Mommy. So, to brush up on old skills and learn some new ones, I took all the Wilton classes that the local Michaels could give me ... and a new obsession was born. Since then I have been chewing my way through the internet, especially YummyArts and YouTube, and now CakeFu, too. Recently I have joined the Alberta Cake Decorators' Club, and am in the process of joining the Canadian Cake Decorators Guild, with hopes of creating a new chapter here in the Lakeland area.