I've been baking and cooking since I was young but really only as a hobby and a necessity of life. lol I make a variety of crafts, but chocolate's actually been a hobby of mine for years. My mother and I have been making and selling our chocolates for about 15 years now, and we're hoping to get to the point where we can open up our own shop. I'd love to have a bakery/candy shop, so I'm determined to make that dream a reality one day. :D I'd love to go back to school one day and take some courses on pastries/baking, cake decorating, and chocolate. Though I may know a lot about working with chocolate, there's always more to learn. I'm always looking for new techniques, ideas, and general knowledge.