Online Class

The Wilton Method®: Buttercream Skills

$14.99$29.99

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

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 4 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • More than an hour of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Beth Somers
  • 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.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Buttercream Basics
17:31
Meet your instructor, Beth Somers, and learn the basics of buttercream and the tools you'll need in class.
2. Star Tip Techniques
35:00
3. Round Tip Techniques
37:35
4. Additional Piping Techniques
31:44

Taught by

Beth Somers
Beth Somers
Beth Somers is the manager of the state-of-the-art Wilton Test Kitchen and has taught at the internationally acclaimed Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art in Darien, Illinois. While competing on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars, she shined as a champion during season 6. Before joining Wilton, Beth honed her pastry skills at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago. Beth loves showing people how fun and easy it can be to bake and decorate amazing sweet treats with Wilton products.
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