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What you’ll learn

  • Make Swiss Meringue Buttercream from scratch.
  • Create custom cake boards to match any cake.
  • Level, torte, fill, crumb coat, and smooth finish buttercream cakes.
  • Work with gel colors and color dusts.
  • Prepare piping bags.
  • Pipe rosettes and ruffles.
  • Create cake designs with a metal cake spatula.
  • Painting on buttercream.
  • Applying watercolor and ombre color techniques.
  • Build a stable two-tiered cake great for any occasion!


  • No prior cake decorating experience required.
  • Basic cake decorating supplies and equipment will be needed. A list of resources is included in the course.
  • Plain baked cakes of student’s choice in size and flavor. You can take my other course if you are new to baking as well!

Who this course is for:

  • Students who are comfortable baking cakes as this course only covers decorating.
  • Complete beginners who are looking into hobby decorating or want to start a career.
  • Cake decorating career seekers who need to build up their buttercream skills.
  • Bakery business owners looking to expand menus or help train staff.

Course Curriculum

Introduction- Get Started!
Welcome! 00:02:00
Swiss Meringue Buttercream Method 00:08:00
Custom Cake Boards 00:18:00
Frosting a Cake Smooth
Trimming Cakes 00:08:00
Layering Cakes 00:04:00
Crumb Coat 00:05:00
Applying the Second Coat 00:08:00
Frosting the Cake Smooth 00:10:00
Spatula Techniques
Technique 1-Zigzags 00:06:00
Technique 2- Straight Lines 00:06:00
Technique 3- Pinwheel 00:04:00
Technique 4- Circles 00:04:00
Getting Started with Color 00:06:00
Watercolor Technique-Preparation 00:06:00
Watercolor Technique- Method 00:08:00
Transfer the Watercolor Cake 00:04:00
Ombre Technique-Preparation 00:03:00
Ombre Technique-Method 00:09:00
Transfer the Ombre Cake 00:04:00
Piping Bags 00:04:00
Filling a Piping Bag 00:03:00
Rosettes-Practice 00:05:00
Rosettes-Piping on a Cake 00:06:00
Ruffles-Practice 00:05:00
Ruffles-Transfer a Design 00:06:00
Ruffles- Transfer the Cake 00:01:00
Ruffles- Piping on a Cake 00:06:00
Floral Ruffles- Practice 00:03:00
Floral Ruffles- Planning 00:04:00
Floral Ruffles- Piping the Sides 00:04:00
Floral Ruffles- Piping the Top 00:05:00
Prepare your Paints 00:05:00
Painting a Cake 00:06:00
Painting with Luster 00:03:00
Fundamentals and Equipment 00:03:00
Green Ruffle Cake Stacking 00:02:00
Green Ruffles-Finishing Touches 00:03:00
Orange Floral Ruffle Cake Stacking 00:07:00
Floral Ruffles-Finishing Touches 00:02:00
Thank You! 00:01:00
Resources 00:01:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

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Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

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