The Art of Cake Decorating: Birthday Cake Wrapped Like a Present

Hobbies offer a sense of accomplishment as well as many forms of expression. There's one hobby that has recently exploded as perhaps the sweetest option of all—cake decorating.

According to the Craft & Hobby Association Attitude & Usage Study, sales of cake decorating supplies grew 103 percent in 2009, the largest craft segment increase in the industry. In the list of the Top Ten Crafts by U.S. household participation, cake decorating comes in third (14 percent), preceded by scrapbooking/memory crafts (17 percent) and crocheting (16 percent).

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at making fun or beautiful birthday party cake creations, a cake decorating course can get you started on the way to a delicious new hobby.

A class may teach you:

Icing Information from the Pros

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