This week's featured chef is Duff Goldman, star of the show The Ace of Cakes. He owns Charm City Cakes which produces the most amazing cakes. They have a very talented staff! An Ace of Cakes books just hit the stores as well (which I browsed through during a Fancy Nancy party at Borders).
I started cake decorating a few years ago while making cakes for my daughters. I never thought I'd make them for others but now make cakes for friends and family. I haven't taken classes but learn everything about cake decorating from YouTube. With each cake I learn something new. I even started a cake decorating blog, Sarah Bakes. I am a big fan of marshmallow fondant and make my figures out of it (sometimes with added gum paste if I want them to harden). Yesterday I posted my favorite crusting buttercream recipe. What a fun hobby it is becoming!