As a teen one of my neighbors had shown me the basics of cake decorating and I kept practicing at it. I would decorate a cake for everyone’s birthday. At the time, royal icing was all that I knew of, as it was the only thing you would see around. I didn’t know any one who did buttercream icing/frosting or fondant covered cakes. I’d never even seen any.
One day I was visiting a crafts store and noticed an advertisement for Wilton cake decorating classes, so I decided to sign up. I enjoyed it so much I ended up taking every level of the classes offered.