Do you have a Michaels or AC Moore craft store or something where there teach classes? They are fairly basic, but can give you practice and tips for not a lot of money.
Hi Carlena, I am self taught, you would be amazed at the info you can get on line, youtube is great, they have tons of videos on every aspect of cake decorating. For gum paste flowers you can get the Wilton kit, at Joann's or Michaels. It has cutters and an instruction book (use your coupon!) It is not the best but good for starting out, you can later buy better tools when you are ready for the next level. The main thing is practice, practice, practice!! My first stuff was terrible, but I am getting a lot better now.