When I watched the video that mycakeschool made, I was stunned that she does it like nobody else would have thought! A lot faster than anything I've seen. And you get plenty of leopard prints all over inside your cake.
I definitely think $30 a year is totally worth it. Every week she posts a different project, and does it on screen step by step; yes, sometimes things even go wrong right there...the same stuff that will happen to any of us, and it takes time, videos are long, but you learn something on each of them.