Building Buttercream Skills

Course 1

In our Building Basic Buttercream Skills, The Basics, learn how to decorate cakes and sweet treats with basic buttercream techniques and simple-to-pipe flowers that transform ordinary cakes into extraordinary results. Your instructor will help you pipe classic buttercream decorating techniques to create modern and traditional cake designs.

Your instructor will help you each step of the way as you learn how easy it can be to:

  • Ice and decorate a cake and other sweet treats
  • Make six different buttercream icing flowers
  • Pipe lines and make simple borders, letters and shapes on your cake­
  • Transfer images to a cake to decorate
  • Make icing the right consistency to decorate
  • Fill and use a decorating bag
building buttercream skills

Supply List (all supplies available at Creative Cake Supplies)

TO PURCHASE: There is a kit
available that has all the necessary tools for the course for purchase!

  • Contents of Course 1 Kit
  • 9 in. (22.8 cm) Angled Spatula
  • 12 – 12 in. (30.4 cm)
    Disposable Decorating Bags (uncut)
  • 4 – Standard Couplers
  • Decorating Tips: 1, 3, 12, 16,
    18, 21, 1M, 104, 352, 2D, 233 and 230
  • Practice Board with Practice
  • 12 Rose Template Stickers
  • 6 – 15 in. (38.1 cm) Parchment
  • Decorator Brush
  • 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) Flower Nail
  • White Ready-to-Use Decorator
    Icing 16 oz. 
    Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, Pillsbury etc.)
  • Icing Colors (at least two
    colors) various prices, individually priced or sets
  • Course 1 Student


  • 24 in. x 24 in (60 cm x 60 cm)
    table cover (such as a folded bath towel or half of a plastic tablecloth)
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil and Paper for
    taking notes
  • Toothpicks if using paste
  • 6 – Un-iced cupcakes
  • Box or cupcake carrier for
  • Small bottle of water (squeeze
    bottle recommended) for thinning down icing
  • 3 – Disposable cups or bowls
    (to mix and tint icing)
  • Disposable cloth wipes or paper
  • Plastic bag for taking home
    dirty items for later cleanup