Building Buttercream Skills

Course 1

In our Building Buttercream, 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 necessary tools for course for purchase!

  • Contents of Course 1 Kit $36.99

    • 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 Sheets
    • 12 Rose Template Stickers
    • 6 – 15 in. (38.1 cm) Parchment Triangles
    • Decorator Brush
    • 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) Flower Nail
  • White Ready-to-Use Decorator Icing 16 oz. $5.29 (not Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, Pillsbury etc.)
  • Icing Colors (at least two colors) various prices, individually priced or sets
  • Course 1 Student Guide $5.29

BRING FROM HOME

  • 24 in. x 24 in (60 cm x 60 cm) table cover (such as a folded bath towel or half of plastic tablecloth)
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil and Paper for taking notes
  • Toothpicks if using paste colors
  • 6 – Un-iced cupcakes
  • Box or cupcake carrier for transportation
  • 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 towels
  • Plastic bag for taking home dirty items for later clean up