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Fantastic Floral Buttercream Cakes

Combine classic and modern techniques to create buttercream flower designs. A great intermediate cake decorating course.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 33m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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I remember how I felt when I successfully piped my first buttercream rose.  I was so excited, proud, and hopeful to learn more.  My wish is that you are here for that moment too!

This course is all about creating floral cake designs, with Swiss Meringue Buttercream, using a myriad of techniques.  You will acquire enough skills to comfortably design and decorate a variety of botanical inspired cakes.  If you are comfortable frosting a cake, piping simple borders, and working with gel colors, then you will fully benefit from enrolling.
In this course, you will discover:
•How to build and frost square or rectangular cakes.•How to get vibrant colors with Swiss Meringue Buttercream.•Creating templates and transferring them onto a cake.•Brush embroidery with buttercream.•Painting with buttercream and gel colors.•Working with spray luster.•Piping delicate flowers, stems, and leaves.•Piping large flowers and arranging them on a cake.•Building a cake that’s going to give you the best look with piped flowers.•Concepts of design and color matchingBy the end of this course, you will be prepared to pull inspiration from floral images, real life scenes, and event designs to create edible works of art.

This course also includes a resource guide and Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe available for download.  You can print them too!  I’ve included my favorite suppliers for specialty cake decorating equipment and gourmet ingredients.  Should you have any questions or concerns, I’m just a message away and I respond to every inquiry.  
This course is going to help you build on the skills you already have and introduce you to modern techniques that will refine your cake designs.  Are you ready?

You will learn

✓ Build and frost square or rectangular cakes smooth with sharp edges.
✓ Create re-usable surfaces to practice decorating techniques.
✓ Learn how to pipe and use a brush to create buttercream embroidery.
✓ Discover how to transfer templates to buttercream cakes.
✓ Learn how to paint with buttercream and color gels.
✓ Create natural scenes by understanding how to build layers.
✓ Pipe small, medium, and large buttercream flowers.
✓ Pipe leaves, stems, and filler plant material such as berries and buds.
✓ Achieve deep and rich icing colors with Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
✓ Build unique cake shapes to creatively display buttercream floral arrangements.


• This an intermediate level course which requires an understanding of basic cake decorating skills such as frosting a cake, simple piping, and baking cakes.
• A list of equipment and resources is included with the course.
• Plain, baked cakes in your choice of flavor. Size requirements are included in the course.
• If you are a beginner, I recommend completing my introduction to cake decorating course before enrolling in this one.
• This course demonstrates techniques with Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Recipe included in the course.

This course is for

• Students who have mastered basic decorating concepts and wish to build on those.
• Cake decorators looking to learn new skills.
• Business owners searching for new looks and skills to add to their offerings.
• Cake decorating career seekers wanting to build their portfolio.
• Intermediate level decorators. This is not a beginner level course.
Baking and Pastry Arts Instructor
Food is the thing that connects us all.  From the people who painstakingly grow our food to the hard workers that  prepare the food to the billions of people that consume it.  Whether we  realize it or not, aside from all of our differences, it’s what makes  us all the same in some way.  We need it for survival, use it for an  income, and love it for all of it’s nourishment and joy,  Making food  for other people has always been, and will always be, a great passion  and source of fulfillment for me.  I love what it represents in its  entirety and I also love the simple fact that I can make someone smile  just by handing them a slice of cake.
About Me
I’m a professional kitchen veteran turned enthusiastic teacher. After 15 years of hard work in restaurants and bakeries, I pursued my passion for education.
With no knowledge about cameras or video editing, I embarked on a 3 year journey to build an online business that has served over 30,000 students worldwide.
Along with my career change came major lifestyle changes and an increased awareness for global impact. What started out as a few online courses in baking and pastry has now grown into more earth friendly baking tutorials that are accessible to an even greater number of students.
My goal is to offer an accessible pastry education that is framed around the ethics of equality and sustainability.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 33m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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