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Piping Buttercream Borders

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

Turn your next creation into a timeless masterpiece with everyone's favorite icing: Buttercream! With Roland Winbeckler, the father of American cake decorating, you’ll make perfect decorating icing, roll your own parchment piping bags and even tint the icing right in the bag! Start with simple shells, swags and scrolls before diving into rustic rosettes, flawless filigree and dramatic drop strings. Also included is a buttercream technique for the hottest thing in cake these days: ombré ruffles. Roland will show you how to cultivate your skills on a practice board before heading to the turntable. 

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Lesson 1. Getting Started & Making Icing

  • Meet your instructor, Roland Winbeckler, and learn his secrets for making buttercream icing, perfect for piping.


Lesson 2. Piping Bags & Tips


Lesson 3. Embellishing Shells


Lesson 4. Fancy Scrolls


Lesson 5. Ruffles, Petals & Rosettes


Lesson 6. Line Scrolls, Filigree & Lace


Lesson 7. More Filigree Methods


Lesson 8. Piping Drop Strings

"Not only does Roland give great guidance but he makes you believe there's nothing you can't do with buttercream. A dedicated fondant user, I am now completely excited about buttercream."
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Canal Winchester, OH

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