Online Class

Unbelievable Buttercream Techniques

$40.00

Decorate cakes using only everyone's favorite — buttercream! From flowers to lace and even knitted effects, create cakes that always impress.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong
  • 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 buttercream cakes that are as beautiful as they are delicious, with guidance from award-winning cake experts Christina Ong and Valeri Valeriano! First, learn how to mix color into your buttercream for natural-looking and two-toned effects. Then, pipe ravishing roses, stylish succulents and gorgeous ranunculuses, and get Christina's expert tips for confidently piping directly on your cake. Up next, learn the secrets to creating realistic flowers, from hydrangeas to sunflowers. And explore the world of woven texture as you create a raffia basketweave, an intricate woven design and a simple flat weave. Plus, take your texture to a whole new level with knitting effects and a three-colored chevron pattern you truly can't miss! Finally, bring the look of delicate lace to your cakes and prepare for the "oohs" and "ahhs" your results will receive.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Creating Your Floral Palette
16:40
Meet buttercream masters Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong! Learn the professional techniques behind mixing colors in your buttercream. You'll also master making realistic floral colors and creating a marbled effect. Finally, make a two-toned look for a natural-looking gradient on your flowers.
2. Flowers on a Nail
23:07
3. Flowers on a Cake
25:05
4. Woven Textures
27:53
5. Knitted Looks
23:57
6. Custom Lace Designs
16:27

Taught by

Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong
Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong
Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong are the owners of Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes, a multi-award-winning cake company based in London. They are the authors of The Contemporary Buttercream Bible, and their cakes have been featured both in print and on TV. They have demonstrated at exhibitions in the U.K. including The National Wedding Show, The Cake International Show, The Cake & Bake Show, Squires Kitchen’s annual sugarcraft exhibition and more. Valeri and Christina teach classes in Europe, the U.S, Asia and on Craftsy.

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