After my previous years failure, I did some homework and research on cake decorating. At the time there was no Duff or Cake Boss to show me the way...I looked everything up online and in Wilton catalogs. I bought some proper tools, mustered up some confidence and tackled a Strawberry Shortcake themed cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday. I actually made 2 cakes - one of those goofy doll in a dress cakes just for my daughter and another more simple berry patch design. This cake gave me a huge boost, and I knew every year I would improve.