Learn from home– My Blog is open to everyone. For only $30, gain access
to cake decorating assistance, advice, and over 200 full length cake decorating
video tutorials for an entire year! Makes a wonderful gift too–click our “Gift Membership” button or contact me for details!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. $30 for a year’s access to over 200 videos (and counting) sounds too good to be true. Is this a scam? What’s the catch?
There’s no catch, this is not a scam ;0) – Our aim is to make cake decorating lessons accessible to everyone by offering a huge amount of content for a very affordable membership fee. We are excited about our growing community!
Someone asked this very question on our Facebook fan page and here are just a few of the responses posted~Click photo to enlarge. *** (You can see the full FB discussion by clicking HERE!)
2. Why should I join when I can find cake decorating videos and tutorials online for free?
MyCakeSchool.com is a one-of-a-kind cake decorating instruction experience. People join my site for the same reason that they might take a decorating class or buy a video….because either they want the added attention that a teacher can provide, or they want to learn specific skills that a video promises. But did you know that for around the same price of one video or a 4-5 lesson at a local craft store, you can buy a membership to MyCakeSchool and have access to 100 times the amount of information for an entire year? Sure, you can find lots of tutorials floating around online, but finding what you are looking for is no easy task and often involves weeding through dozens of mediocre,or even poorly made videos. When you do find what you are looking for, the person who posted the video is often unavailable to answer questions. That is the difference–Not only am I here to help, but you will find that we have a community of helpful and experienced cake decorators as well.
With a My Cake School membership, you will have access to all of our videos, recipes, our message boards, and member photo gallery. Scroll through the Blog or the photo carousel to see some of the cakes that I have made in video tutorials for the site.
We have many talented decorators as members, and others who are just starting out. Have a video request? Just let me know and I will add it to our list. We put out a new video 2-3 times a month–which also sets us apart from other online schools (which are often around $20/month—as compared to our $30/year!) — We’ve made our memberships so affordable because we want our members to stay active for more than just a month or two. We are building a wonderful, positive atmosphere for cakers to learn and share.
3. What is the membership fee?
Again, membership is only $30 for a full year starting from the day that you join. Your fee allows us to pay for video site hosting ($$) and a high volume of traffic, and is what gives us the ability to offer so much content for such a small amount. Think of it as a magazine subscription, only it is interactive and offers so much more information on a weekly basis rather than a monthly basis. You will find that the membership pays for itself almost immediately. If you are accustomed to buying your cakes from bakeries, knowing how to make your own cakes will save you hundreds of dollars a year. If you have a cake business, the decorating techniques that you will learn here (from the basics to fondant and gum paste work) will give you the tools to grow your business, and to charge more for your cakes!
4. What online tutorials are available for members to watch?
Mycakeschool.com has over 200 VIDEOS! Depending on the level of difficulty, some videos are as short as 10 minutes, but most are closer to 30 or 40 minutes. I add new videos several times a month, and am constantly drawing from members’ suggested topics.
*The easiest way to see exactly what we offer is to click on our Video Tutorials tab–here is the link:
5. Will I have to pay more money in order to see the entire video?
No, videos in the tutorial section are complete videos that will allow you to fully grasp the techniques being demonstrated. This is what sets us apart from some of the other online cake schools. We currently have nearly 200 posted videos, and we have many, many more videos scheduled for posting. Once a video is posted to our library, it stays there permanently. So, new members will not have missed anything!
6. Who makes the videos?
My name is Melissa Diamond and I ran a successful cake business from home for years. A couple of years ago, I decided to take what I had learned and begin teaching. That’s when the idea of My Cake School was born. My mom, also known as “BeBe” by our members, runs the site with me. Not only is she the lady behind the camera, but she is also a great source for baking and decorating advice.
You may find that some decorators are reluctant to share all of their secrets. This is not the case for me. Since cake instruction is now my one and only job, I want to share EVERYTHING with you. It makes me so happy to hear success stories from members after trying out techniques that they have learned on the site. We are always researching new ideas, and when I discover a new technique, I can’t wait to share it with you all.
7. Can I cancel at any time?
Yes, memberships are $30/year, and renew annually. However, at any time during the year, you can click the “subscription” button in the top right of our site and follow through with the auto-renew cancellation (or you can contact me directly.) –Due to the nature of our site, we do not give refunds (except in rare cases of compatibility issues or for members who forget to cancel their auto-renew and no longer wish to be a member.)
8. What if my computer is not compatible with the videos?
If you have ANY trouble viewing videos upon joining, contact us for advice. If we cannot help you, you will receive a refund. The same goes for gift memberships.
9. Can I buy a gift membership for someone?
Yes! Please do! A Gift Membership is the perfect gift for anyone who loves cake decorating, anyone who has a creative or crafty streak, or even moms or dads who may want to decorate for their children. Look for the GIFT MEMBERSHIP button in the right side bar!