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Cake Decorating for Beginners

Get started decorating cakes with our online classes, recipes, tools, guides and more.

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Startup Library: Cake Decorating

If you are starting from scratch, join Jenny McCoy as she takes things from the beginning. In this comprehensive beginner’s class, you’ll learn how to bake and construct a variety of one-tiered frosted cakes with professional-quality results. Along the way, discover essential tools, materials and techniques, including fondant and buttercream, sugar flowers, piping, hand modeling and much more.

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Tooling Around

Jumping into the world of cake decorating can be exciting — and overwhelming. There are so many fun tools and cutters to choose from, so where do you start? Check out the essentials that will get you going in the kitchen.

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Top Tips for Top-Notch Cakes

Learn a few tips and techniques that any beginner can confidently tackle. You'll even find out how to cover up those less-than-perfect details (oops!).

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Buttercream Basics

Whether you're interested in making buttercream designs or frosting flowers, we've got plenty of classes to get you started.

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Fondant 101

Don't fear fondant! Once you learn to use this must-have material, the possibilities are endless.

Not Ready for a Whole Cake?

Build your decorating skills with bite-sized projects, including cupcakes, cookies or cake pops. It's all the fun with half the calories!


Watch & Learn

Cake extraordinaire Joshua John Russell takes you through all the steps of creating stunning cakes each week in his hit YouTube series, Man About Cake

More Cake Decorating on Craftsy

Find everything you need to feed your passion — lessons from award-winning instructors, simple-to-use tools and inspiration galore — right here on Craftsy.