Make impressive piping simple as you learn how to decorate a cake with icing alongside cake decorator Amanda Rettke. Start by creating luscious American-style buttercream, and use it to coat your cake in super smooth icing. With your cake prepared, it's time to start piping! Discover how to use a round tip to pipe pushed petals, Chantilly lace and lettering. Next, bring lovely rosettes, all-over shells and fabulous fan textures to life with star tips. Then, switch to petal tips, and create breathtaking ruffled designs such as curved rainbows, tempting tapered patterns and more. Plus, use grass and leaf tips to pipe multicolored pom-pom decorations and enticing holiday designs. Along the way, you'll get plenty of inspiration for using these techniques to create dazzling finished cakes of your own.
Join cake designer and blogger Amanda Rettke as you create gorgeous cakes that conceal cute and colorful secrets, visible in every slice! Deliver magical messages by baking letters into your cake. Then, add a touch of the unexpected by creating an edible candle in the middle of every piece. You'll also make a cake where the surprise inside is a heart — made up of all of the colors of the rainbow! Next, find out how to keep the whole party buzzing with a bumblebee design nestled inside the cake. Amanda will help you create a bold, trendy triangle pattern concealed within, as well. Plus, learn to pipe beautiful buttercream designs like petals, rosettes, polka dots and more. Make your most memorable cakes with a totally sweet surprise!