I too am completely self taught. You just need to play around until you are happy and confident with what you are doing. And the beauty of Sugar paste is if you’re not happy with it you can either roll it up and start again…or eat it!! You tube is fantastic, and after 2yrs of “do it yourself” cake decorating I’m going to a class at Pretty Witty cakes next week to do the birdcage wedding cake class. I want to get some tips on how to save time and money, and I’m curious to see if I’m doing it the right way and I’m sure I’ll learn loads anyway. Go for it, and you won’t regret it. Top tip…. don’t buy too much kit. Only buy what you will use. If you get an order, cost the kit into the cake because you might never use it again. Making your own silicone moulds is really easy, and you can save loads by making your own moulds. I made the sea shell moulds for my Beach hut cake last week and I’m over the moon with how they came out. Good luck, have fun, and remember to post your work for us to share. Everyone is so lovely and positive, and you’ll soon hooked on cakes décor. It’s a fantastic site.