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The Wilton Method®: Buttercream Skills

with Beth Somers
Give your cakes delicious flavor and creative flair with piped buttercream! Learn more than 30 classic buttercream techniques using 5 different decorating tips.

Learn to pipe the buttercream decorations of your dreams, and apply your skills through three festivity-friendly cake projects. Expert cake decorator Beth Somers teaches all the essentials, from achieving the perfect icing consistency and color to filling and handling different styles of decorating bags. With confidence in the basics, you'll be ready to use star tips to pipe borders, zigzags, scrolls, and much more. Attach a round tip to start piping stringwork, latticework, Cornelli lace and writing. Then switch to petal, basket weave and grass tips to pipe textured decorations that make your designs pop! You'll even use a flower nail to bring ribbon roses and shaggy mums to life with ease.

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Lesson 1. Buttercream Basics

  • Meet your instructor, Beth Somers, and learn the basics of buttercream and the tools you'll need in class.


Lesson 2. Star Tip Techniques


Lesson 3. Round Tip Techniques


Lesson 4. Additional Piping Techniques

"Beth Somers presents a great follow up to the first class Wilton Baking Skills where the student is introduced to working with buttercream. Some information is reviewed and repeated but for beginners it will help build the student's confidence. I think that for new decorators the Wilton four class package is definitely they way to go -- a great value."
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Romeoville, IL

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