Unbelievable Buttercream Techniques (DVD + Streaming)
- Includes both DVD and On-Demand streaming access
- Bonus downloadable materials available after purchase
- 6 Class Sessions
- Total Runtime: 2h 13m
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.
NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)
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.
Flowers on a Nail (23:07)
Perfectly pipe a pretty pink rose on a nail using Valeri’s spinning technique and place it at an angle on your cake without compromising the shape of the rose. Move on to piping succulents and freezing them to help reinforce the sturdiness of the shape. Then pipe a ranunculus!
Flowers on a Cake (25:05)
Expand your knowledge of buttercream flowers and pipe a gorgeous camellia directly on your cake! With Christina’s tips, you’ll save time and pipe a realistic-looking flower. Then make hydrangeas in a bunch to reflect their natural look. Finish up with the detailed chrysanthemum and sunflower.
Woven Textures (27:53)
Now that you’ve learned the basics behind piping flowers, explore piping woven textures. Valeri begins with demonstrating the textured raffia basketweave for a detailed look. Then learn how to create a more intricate woven basket texture. Finish up with the simple flat weave texture.
Knitted Looks (23:57)
Learn Christina’s technique for creating a knitted look! Although the pattern looks intense, she simplifies the application with a clockwise and counterclockwise process. Then expand your knitted look to create a pretty three-colored chevron pattern you can measure out easily with a parchment paper grid.
Custom Lace Designs (16:27)
Discover the simplicity behind a custom lace design inspired by real objects. Then find out how Valeri uses parchment paper to measure and create her basic lace pattern. Grab a toothpick and get started transferring the pattern to your cake and pipe a tight lace design.
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.
Bonus materials available after purchase
Unbelievable Buttercream Techniques - Supplies and Recipe
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