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Modern Buttercream

with Joshua John Russell
Modern Buttercream
Cut, level, fill and crumb coat your layers like a professional then learn Joshua John Russell's trade secrets for a beautiful buttercream finish for free!

In this free Craftsy mini-class, Joshua shares techniques for decorating with buttercream, so you can make your cakes look as wonderful as they taste. If you are a brand new decorator, Joshua will teach you how to cut, level, fill and crumb coat your cake layers like a professional. Then learn his trade secrets for a smooth or textured buttercream finish and add simple accents with gum paste and piping gel. If you loved Joshua in his first Craftsy class, Modern Piping, you'll want to learn his trade secrets for a smooth or textured buttercream finish...in any weather.

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Lesson plan

0:51

Lesson 1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class!

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5:25

Lesson 2. Introduction

13:12

Lesson 3. Making Buttercream

29:00

Lesson 4. Putting the Cake Together

20:57

Lesson 5. Texture and Deco

16:04

Lesson 6. Conclusion

"I can't believe how much I learned during the Modern Buttercream class. I'm impressed with the convenience, instructor's expertise, chatting with fellow students and seeing pictures of what others have achieved. Well done ... I love this learning platform."
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