Buttercream Succulents & Cacti (1h 31m)
Move beyond buttercream flowers and create lifelike succulents and cacti.
Ready to dive into the newest buttercream trend? Cake designer Liz Shim shows you how to create realistic buttercream succulents and cacti to arrange on cakes, cupcakes and more. With Liz’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll master a variety of new techniques for piping lifelike plants and coloring earthy tones in buttercream.
Buttercream in Bloom: Luscious Piped Flowers (2h 02m)
Amaze your guests with intricate, elegant buttercream bouquets. Design jaw-dropping cakes with beautifully piped buttercream flowers. Award-winning cake designer Liz Shim shares her secrets to help you master a variety of delicate blooms and create a bouquet that’s as appealing to the eye as it is to the taste buds.
Unbelievable Buttercream Techniques (2h 13m)
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.
Innovative Buttercream Cakes (2h 30m)
Use melt-in-your-mouth buttercream and innovative methods to create inspired cake designs alongside Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong, the owners of London’s famous Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes. Find out how to make their signature buttercream recipe, tint it to any color – even tricky hues like black and red – and pipe it with confidence. Transfer gorgeous patterns onto your cakes and fill them with dots of buttercream bursting with color and dimension. Learn to mark and pipe an elegant web of delicate lace. Uncover the secrets of using palette knives to blend colors beautifully and create textured backgrounds abloom with vibrant flowers. Achieve the ultimate in irresistible cakes as you create alluring designs with heavenly buttercream.
Simple Piping, Stunning Results (2h 15m)
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.