I began my cake decorating journey in 2013. I never really gave it a second thought prior to then, I was happy plodding along, making cakes for my kids birthdays which started way back in 1999. Back then, novelty cakes weren't really a big deal...all the rage so to speak, it was just something I enjoyed doing. I am self taught, considering all aspects of cake design prior to making a start...sometimes it pays off the first go, other times it's more of a 'face palm' learning curve. I really enjoy doing what I do, I'm able to put my creative and artistic flair to use, I consider myself to be extremely lucky not to be forced to surpres my talents due to work/family commitments, having support from everyone around me. I would love to 'get out' more and meet fellow decorators at shows and the like, hopefully some time in the near future when I have a little extra time on my hands. In the meantime oven on, apron on, hop to it. Have a lovely dovely day.