I signed up for a cake decorating class because my cake decorating definitely needed improvement.
Here is a "before" picture of a cake I made and "tried to decorate" in January. A little kid could have done a better job! Although I blame some of it on the icing. Never buy the store bought icing in tubes. It was horrible.
Here is an "after" picture of a cake I made 3 weeks later. This was my first class project cake. It is a double layer triple chocolate cake (boxed mix) with a chocolate pudding center.
In the first lesson we learned how to create stars, zig zags with the star tip, pattern transferring, and lettering. My words are a little crooked on this one but otherwise I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.