Innovative Buttercream Cakes DVD
- Includes physical DVD only
- 6 Class Sessions
- Total Runtime: 2h 30m
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.
NOTE: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.
Meet your instructors, world-renowned cake designers and buttercream experts Christina Ong and Valeri Valeriano as you preview the three innovative and on-trend techniques you’ll master in this class. Then, discover the secrets behind making and coloring perfect buttercream every time. Finally, Valeri will share all of her insider tips on getting your buttercream-covered cakes perfectly smooth — so smooth customers might think they’re covered in fondant!
Floral Dot Cake: Part One (12:30)
Discover how stunning and artistic buttercream can be as you make the Floral Dot cake. Christina shows you how to use a pattern to trace the outline of your design in buttercream before transferring it to the cake. Prefer to draw freehand? No problem; you’ll learn how to do it on paper or directly on your cake!
Floral Dot Cake: Part Two (24:40)
It’s time to transfer your pattern to the cake. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfect; Christina will show you how to fill in lines and clean up your design. Now you’ll pipe the dots! Start with the borders and then work in the details, one flower — and one dot — at a time. You’ll love the modern and lush look of this technique as you add dramatic color. Gather tips for perfect piping from how to hold your bag to how to position your body while you pipe.
Lace Cake (28:40)
Heighten the drama and the piping with Christina’s inventive technique for creating lace. Learn to freehand your design directly onto the cake and then add a beautiful, hand-piped lace effect that will take your decorating to a new level! Use over-piping to pull out more details and design highlights.
Palette Knife Painted Cake: Technique (22:22)
Explore the romantic and evocative designs you can create using a palette knife to “paint” the buttercream right onto the cake. Valeri will preview the tools and then take you through the movements that make up the different strokes you’ll use. Gain confidence blending colors and creating texture — grass, sky and even petals — using just your knife.
Palette Knife Painted Cake (23:18)
You don’t have to be a 19th century master to paint like one. Learn to use your favorite image as inspiration and turn it into a template as Valeri shows you what details are most important in conveying the essence of the design. Then, start painting using the skills learned in Lesson 5! Discover how to create dimension using shadow and how to add a background, filler flowers and leaves to your masterpiece.
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 Kitchens annual sugarcraft exhibition and more. Valeri and Christina teach classes in Europe, the U.S, Asia and on Craftsy.
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