Online Class

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!

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.


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 any weather.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome to Your FREE Mini-Class!
Learn a little about how free Craftsy classes work.
2. Introduction
3. Making Buttercream
4. Putting the Cake Together
5. Texture and Deco
6. Conclusion

Taught by

Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell
Joshua John Russell is an Atlanta cake artist and popular instructor. He learned baking and pastry arts at Johnson & Wales University, but his elegant and detailed cake designs are all his own. A finalist in Last Cake Standing, he has appeared on the Food Network Challenge 15 times, showing the world cake artistry that is by turns ornate, over-the-top and seriously cool.
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