First of all, I'm a beginner. I made my first cake for my baby shower just weeks before I had my first baby. Being a new stay at home mom...needless to say, I didn't attempt another cake for almost 2 years! My 2nd cake came in July 2011, and I've been practicing ever since. I'm self taught and am thankful for you tube and wonderful 'cakers' that share their know-how on facebook. I can use all the help I can get!