Oh, SP, I didn't put my pictures up to make you feel inferior, and I know Bolas didn't either. Quite the opposite (for me anyway), I wanted to encourage you with the things you can do. I have had a lot of other stuff, successful and not so much.
Just do what I did - look at all the pictures you can - here, through a google image search, cake decorating sites and books, etc. and find a place to start. You will be developing your own style in no time.
Cupcakes is a great place to start and they aren't as costly - you can practice and give them away or eat the evidence.
But above all, have fun!!!!!