Online Class

Simple Piping, Stunning Results

$19.99$39.99

Decorate cakes beloved by everyone! Learn easy techniques that make beautiful buttercream piping relaxing and fun.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Amanda Rettke
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Making Buttercream & Prepping Your Cake
23:05
Meet cake designer Amanda Rettke and learn about the prep work necessary for successful piping. Then, whip up Amanda's luscious buttercream recipe to get your cake ready for any buttercream design.
2. Introduction to Piping: The Round Tip
28:33
3. Star Tips: Large
12:01
4. Star Tips: Small
20:42
5. Petal Tips: Simple Ruffles
20:47
6. Petal Tips: Patterned Ruffle Designs
17:34
7. Miscellaneous Tips
12:22

Taught by

Amanda Rettke
Amanda Rettke
Amanda Rettke is a baker, cake decorator and stay-at-home mom. Ever since she created her now immensely popular blog, <a href="http://iambaker.net/" target="new">iambaker, Amanda's passion for baking, decorating and photographing her delicious creations has only grown. Amanda's sweet treats can be found in 1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies, and Cakes and her own book, Surprise-Inside Cakes. Her desserts also have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show and in the December 2010 issue of Brides Magazine.

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