Building Buttercream Skills

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Fresh inspiration and trendy cake decorating are presented in this new class! Learn core buttercream decorating techniques that will give you extraordinary results


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8 Hours

Course Details

The Wilton Method® Decorating Basics Course is the perfect place to start! Your Instructor will show you the right way to decorate, step by step, so that you experience the excitement of successfully decorating your first cake.

You’ll learn how to make and colour icing and learn the best way to ice the cake. You will also practice the three fundamentals of decorating, enabling you to approach each technique the right way for great results.

Along the way, you’ll learn to create icing drop flowers, rosettes, shells, pompom flowers, leaves, shaggy mums, and the ribbon rose. You’ll also decorate cookies, cupcakes … and of course cakes!

Not only will you quickly learn just how easy it is to create the perfect dessert for any occasion but you will also get to share the fun with other students, who encourage you along the way.


Topics covered in Decorating Basics include:

  • Buttercream Icing, different consistencies
  • Using Decorating Bags and Couplers
  • Making a parchment bag
  • Icing the Cake
  • Leveling & Torting the Cake
  • Using the Star Tip
  • Drop Flower, Swirl Flower, Rosette
  • Dimensional Decorating
  • Shells, Dots, Pulled Dots, Elongated Shapes
  • Different borders, Ruffles, Leaves, Grass
  • Sunflower & Zinnia Flower
  • Filling and Icing a Cupcake
  • Guidelines for Elementary Cake Design
  • Printing, Writing, Rose Base
  • Piping Gel Pattern Transfer
  • Ribbon Rose
  • Using a Flower Nail
  • Guidelines for Decorating your Cake
  • White River Branch

    El Roi Guest Lodge, Holding 111, Jatinga, White River, Nelspruit
  • Sea View Branch

    Sea View, Sea View, Port Elizabeth
  • Wellington Branch

    The Diemersfontein Village, Wellington, Cape Town

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