If you read this blog often you know we are building a bakery and catering business. 30 years ago I took one, six week class from Wilton. THAT was my springboard! I’ve made hundreds of cakes (for profit) since then! I have no formal training other than years of trail and error. There may be better ways to learn, but this has been my path.
It is possible to be self taught and not go to a culinary school. It may take a little longer and cost you in other ways than tuition, but if you are motivated you can learn most anything. That combined with the age we live in makes it easier than ever, you just need to want it! You can literally hold a classroom in your hand! There are no excuses for not learning.