I was doing some blog hopping the other day and stumbled across a fantastic blog. Bakerella, did not go to school to be a pastry chef. Per her profile, she took a cake decorating class that sparked her interest and appears to be entirely self taught since then. Very impressive, considering the kinds of goods she turns out. She even made an appearance on the Martha Stewart Show! Check out these adorable apple cake pops! Her instructions are clear and broken down into easy to understand steps. I can't wait to try some of her ideas! (And, holy cow! Look at where she gets her supplies! I think that's decorating heaven.)
I had plans at one time to attend Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, NC to study Baking and Pastry Arts, however events led us back home putting school on hold. It was difficult giving up that dream, but now that we have our three beautiful children and a restaurant in the works it's clear to me that this was my real dream all along, being a wife and mother. Baking and cake decorating will always be my ultimate hobby though, and it's wonderful to see that even without that university education I can develop the skill to produce some beautiful edibles.