I got an email confirmation from Cake Central to tell me that my cake was going to be featured in Cake Central Magazine! I'm on page 138 - 139. How exciting! I always wanted to write a book, but this will do nicely!
At my cake club our Admin offers us her old magazines. I brought some home, but I never really looked. Never bothered again. I prefer purusing the internet. I am like you, if I find a online tutorial I can print, I do. I much prefer the step by step. I was given a set of Jem Cutters for flowers, but no detailed instructions came with it. I finally found a the companion book published in the 80's on Amazon, so I bought it. In black and white, but very detailed. I like sugarteachersblogspot..... that's a cool site. I am also a member of mycakeschool.com.... $30 USD a year. Can't beat that. Online tutorials, recipes, etc. and Melissa the owner of the site, will contact you if you have questions.
To be honest, I really don't know what cake publications we have here in Canada, I've never really looked. For you, yes I see being in business it is important to keep up with the trends. It is just a hobby for me. I don't know how you do it with 4 kids?? I have made a cake or cupcakes every week for 4 weeks and I am just about caked out. My niece wanted a cake for this wknd, which is thanksgiving for us here. I declined cause I'm caked out!!!! Hee Hee Making lemon meringue pie & Katy's Apple cake she published here the other day. Easy Breezy. :o)
Way to go, Bettina! Congrats!!