Well when I started with the cookie decorating thing I was allone. In that time there was a store in the city with so beautiful but expensive cookies, and they were not showing them exactly, I knew that store due they were selling frosting images for a Brand cookie called Mamut, so you could decorate it. I took that idea for Halloween at my daughters kindergarden, then in Christmas. And in her birthdays I did fondant cupcakes about farms or individula cakes about characters. I was the only one doing that kind of things in that time. To decorate cookies I learn following the wilton steps for color flow. But since my fist cookies and cupcakes, the mothers of my child mates started asking about that, and what I have used to decorate them, I took all festivities available to gift with my cookies or cupcakes, it always turned in conversations with people I never have met otherwise. I took other cook/bakery clases where I met people that were interested in my things and I share knowledge with them. Now I don't meet people anymore due personal problems with my daughter's problems, but many people does it. There are meetings clubs for decorating or cooking, I think that taking classes in local cake stores can help you to know people near you with the same hobbie and to make new Friends. The problem with me seeing picutres about the beautiful work so many hand blessed people do is that I feel I will never achieve some of that work, it is like a kind of depresión.