I've been reading some of the questions and posts on here in the past about what its like to be a pastr chef OR baker and to be honest, its scaring me. I am NOT afraid of getting up early, or working long, abnormal hours. I absolutely LOVE to bake and new, delicious desserts, and I love to decorate cakes. I am definetely planning on getting a bachelors degree in baking/pastry arts and management from the Culinary Institute of America, which maybe will help me a little? Nothing is scaring me about the replies besides the money. I want to get married, and have a few children. So I definetely need a decent paying job, even if when I do get married my husband has a well paying job. But will I be able to make enough money to, say, rent an apartment? Or support myself before I start my family? And after? Please, give me some guidance. I am so passionate about baking, cake decorating, and dessert making. I am NOT afraid of early, abnormal hourse, physical work, or monotony... just the money aspect. Please!