Craftsy http://www.craftsy.com apparently has been in business for about 18 months. I love it. I know most of us are more into baking than cake decorating. I know I am!! However, there are some specific cake decorating techniques I want to master. I do have some cake deco goals (as mentioned in the post about Bucket List.
One of those goals is sugar flowers, another is draping fondant or modeling chocolate.
Sugar flowers is one of those goals. Craftsy offers forever access to classes on a variety of topics. You can ask questions and the instructor eventually (typically quickly) answers. You also can see other students questions. They provide a list of materials, diagrams, etc.
In addition to cake decorating, they have Food Craft (Peter Rheinhart and Alice Medrich), Crocheting, sewing, knitting, and more. And, there are are couple of free classes so you can get an idea of how the forum works. WARNING: It was the free class on Modern Buttercream that got me hooked. A lot of the cake decorating classes focus on Fondant but I still have learned some things that will be helpful.
A lot of the tips you may already know but I have learned some things.. The class Clean and Simple Cakes from Jessica Harris shows the upside down frosting method.
Yes, you can find some of this info on Youtube, etc. but these are well known names with professional production and a money-back guarantee!!
Can you tell I just love it…and am hooked?