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.

I Learned from Craftsy's Modern Piping by Chef Sam
Cake Jewelry by Joshua John Russell
Hand piped frame and Fashion flowers by Joshua John Russell

Modern Piping

Joshua John Russell


Modern Piping

Joshua John Russell

With nothing fancier than a pastry bag and a set of piping tips, you can achieve elegant details, accented with cake jewelry.

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

Buttercream Cake

by Courtney Glover

modern buttercream

by aradula

buttercream cake


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.

Simply Delicious Ways to Elevate and Flavor Homemade Buttercream

Even an inherently wonderful foodstuff such as buttercream can be improved by upgrading the ingredients and adding flavors. Here are some easy ways ...

Professional Wedding Cake Tips: 4 Keys to Success

When it comes to decorating a professional wedding cake, there are a number of essential things to consider before you begin. Here are professional ...

Heroes in a Sugary Halfshell: TMNT Cake Designs and Party Ideas

Are you a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan? Strengthen your Turtle Power with these SHELL-binding TMNT cakes, cupcakes and party ideas for your next ...