I don't know if you know this, but my husband likes to challenge me. In fact, the very first post on this blog was in response to his challenge for me to make Cookie Monster cupcakes.
His latest challenge is for me to make our daughter's first birthday cake. Not just any old cake, he expects layers, he expects fondant, he expects greatness. Since she just turned four months old I only have eight months to perfect my craft.
I took one cake decorating class at Michael's years ago. I did not hit it off with the instructor. It did not help that they canceled class for the day I signed up and put me into a class a week after it had already started. When your class is only four weeks long, missing the first night does not set the right tone.
I do have to say that I've watched all of Cake Boss that Netflix has to offer and with that, I present my first go with fondant. It's harder than they make it look on TV - literally. Rolling this stuff out was a workout!