Hello there...I took all 3 classes. The last class they taught us how to do those fancy ruffles and ropes and string work. The classes were given by a certified Wilton Instructor. I took my classes via Michaels Crafts.
I then followed up with numerous videos, books, literature whatever I could get my hands on. Then just practice, practice, practice. I found my niche in the cake side much better than the cookies. But I still do some cookies. I just don't really use that color flow fill, or fill on the cookie. I found that by working with fondant on cookies it is more fun..
So I continued with the cake side..mostly wedding cakes and stuff. But I keep my cakes simple and with the decor simple too. Seems that over here alot of brides like their cakes simple.. I then went via Jeeves and looked at hundreds and hundreds of wedding cake pictures and printed the ones I really like to do. So when the brides look at my albums, I am honest with them and tell them what ones I have actually done.. The classes at Michaels were great I thought, so was the class fee. And the best thing was getting all those goodies for a discount so long as you had your class receipt!!!