Hi professional bakery owners, I have been wanting to go to culinary school and open a cupcake or bakery someday. I have been advised to work in a real bakery to see how hard it really is. Since, hobby baking often does not translate into professional baking, how do I approach a bakery to let me "get my feet wet". There is a cupcake shop opened last year near me, how should I ask to work for them doing anything.. setup for the day or cash registers just to be in the battlefield? I have a full time job but have a weekday off and some weekends. I would work for free or whenever they call me. In the meantime, I am learning from here and plan to sign up for culinary classes. My kids are still young so I am postponing the bakery dream.