I know that my question my sound strange, but what is the best way to learn cake techniques and did you all learn them in any particular order. How often do you practice and when practicing do you always use real cakes or foam cake dummies? Please give me your suggestions, I am just getting started with cakes and would like to know how some of you learned all the many techniques. For you cakers with fulltime jobs please let me know how you get it all in. Thank you!!!