The Wilton Method®: Buttercream Skills

with Beth Somers

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

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Class Description

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 Plan


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

  • Learn a wide variety of decorations you can create with a star tip, like rosettes, shells, zigzags and many more!


Lesson 3. Round Tip Techniques

  • You'll never look at a round tip the same way after learning picots, borders, lattice, drop strings and perfect printing.


Lesson 4. Additional Piping Techniques

  • Add more techniques and design ideas to your repertoire with Beth's insider tips on classics like the ribbon rose and basketweave.

"This online class was excellent. So much valuable information was covered... I can't wait to apply everything I've learned. The advantage of this Craftsy course is that you can go back to the video when needed for additional review."
- Somanyquilts
Cold Spring, KY

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  • Close-up instruction on how to create three projects
  • Downloadable class materials, including eight additional projects with instructions
  • Answers from Beth in our virtual classroom
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