"WOW!! Just go for it and you'll LOVE IT, I promise. The homemade frosting is super easy and (no offense) so much better than any store bought frostings. In fact, even IF I use a boxed cake mix, I make my own frostings. So easy, I have recipe for one using chocolate chips! "Fanny Farmer Cookbook", you can't go wrong, honest! Plus, their reg. cookbook has so many tips right inside the covers- front and back - that are invaluable, those alone are worth the $ of the cookbook, which isn't expensive to start with. A good, basic book! When I saw they had a "Baking Book" I snapped it right up. HINT, when using cake mixes, sub 1 stick butter for oil, and it'll taste homemade!!! Works every time! Always use Large eggs, if it only calls for 2, use 3 eggs, keeps it moist much, much longer. Nothing worse than a dry cake, right??? Have Fun and Enjoy, RSB in Tucson, AZ"