So 20 odd some years ago I stepped in to Leewards (yes - that's how long ago as this store doesn't exist anymore) to take my very first cake decorating class. And here I am some 20 odd years later taking the class again. I needed a good refresher. The very first night of class, which was 2 weeks ago, we just took notes on what to expect, etc. I left the class already learning new things. Most importantly, how to ice a cake smoothly without bits of cake showing through the icing. Which is my biggest pet peeve when doing cakes. So I learned about dirty icing the cake first and then re-icing the cake with the nice coat the next day.