Cake Decorating Classes

Add elegance and sophistication to your next cake with Craftsy's online buttercream classes taught by world-class instructors.

Modern Buttercream

Joshua John Russell



Modern Buttercream

Joshua John Russell

Cut, level, fill and crumb coat your layers like a professional then learn Joshua John Russell's trade secrets for a beautiful buttercream ... See more

Student Projects from this class

Valentine's Rose cake

Valentine's Rose cake

by Sweet Tea Lady

Vintage Flower Cupcakes

Vintage Flower Cupcakes

by misslouise

Line Scroll Border & Overpiped Border by Bobbi44
Line Scrolls by Roland Winbeckler
Over-piped and Embellished Borders by Roland Winbeckler

Piping Buttercream Borders

Roland Winbeckler


Piping Buttercream Borders

Roland Winbeckler

Master the art of decorative piped buttercream with award-winning cake artist Roland Winbeckler.

Pink Lace Turquoise Cake by lesliepfau
Flower Cake by LisaDuran
Palette Knife Cake by LisaDuran

Innovative Buttercream Cakes

Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong


Innovative Buttercream Cakes

Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong

Create the dreamiest and most delicious cakes your clients have seen or tasted. Use luscious buttercream and new techniques to make three uniquely enticing designs. See more

Cake Decorating Instructors

Meet the leading minds, pushing the boundaries of buttercream, throughout the world.

Lauren Kitchens

Inspired by gowns, art and textiles, Lauren Kitchens became the premier wedding cake artist in the Dallas metro.

Marina Sousa

Marina Sousa's appeared regularly on the Food Network as a challenger, judge and featured chef for Food Network Caters Your Las Vegas Wedding and the Food Network Awards.

Elisa Strauss

Confetti Cakes owner and founder Elisa Strauss is a former Ralph Lauren designer turned award-winning cake artist.

Cake Decorating Recipes

You're going to love these free recipes from today's top cake decorators, including one for a simple swiss meringue buttercream.

Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Enjoy this Swiss meringue buttercream cake recipe from Craftsy cake decorating instructor, Joshua John Russell.

Buttermilk Cake Recipe

Mike McCarey shares his recipe for old-fashioned buttermilk cake, the perfect foundation for your cake decorating adventures.

Modeling Chocolate Recipe

Here is Craftsy cake decorating instructor Lauren Kitchens' very own modeling chocolate recipe, which works for white, light, and dark chocolate!

Buttercream Projects

See the ways Craftsy students are bringing buttercream to life. Plus, share your beautiful creations!


by DrRukks


by AceDucey

Buttercream Cake

by Courtney Glover

modern buttercream

by aradula

Buttercream Blog Posts

Discover the secrets to a smooth finish with buttercream icing, and see innovative ways to pipe amazing accents-- all on the Craftsy blog.

Quick Cake Ideas: Professional Cakes in 2 Hours or Less

As cake decorators we're all faced with the same issue now and again: time. Whether you're fully booked (or over booked) or have that one client who ...

A Cozy Comfort: How to Make Brown Sugar Buttercream

Keep making the same old basic buttercream? Branch out! Here's a brown sugar buttercream recipe so good, it'll be lucky to make it from bowl to cake ...

Miniaturize This: How To Make Mini Cakes

Move over cupcakes, there's a new cupcake in town! Learn to make personal-sized layer cakes with this step-by-step mini-cake tutorial!Read More