Last day for orders

5/31/2020 was the last day Bluprint will be taking orders. Learn More

Oops... that isn't a valid coupon.

with Erica O'Brien
Online Class

Better Buttercream: Stunning Techniques

Get access to every Bluprint class
50% off for a limited time
  • About
  • Projects & Supplies
  • Reviews


Elevate your buttercream designs with inventive techniques and simple tools! Professional cake decorator Erica O'Brien is your guide as you begin by creating eye-catching brushed textures including vertical stripes and arches, and piped ombré ruffles. Then, add combed buttercream designs to your tool belt, from honeycomb effects and gorgeous plaid to impressive vertical designs. Erica will show you how to play with polka dot inlay using cutters as well as show you freehand inlay techniques. And, you'll experiment with the consistency of your buttercream for cakes with contrasting tops, poured buttercream shapes and painted looks. Plus, Erica will share her exclusive methods for achieving perfect corners when icing square cakes.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h2m

Included in this Class

1. Surface Textures

1. Surface Textures

Meet Erica O'Brien and begin putting everyday kitchen tools to work creating rich brushed textures, including stripes and arches. Then, learn how to create a simple ombré ruffle and appliqué unique buttercream shapes.

2. Combed Textures

2. Combed Textures

Use icing combs to make unexpected vertical stripes. Erica will share advanced buttercream designs for eye-catching honeycomb and plaid effects. And, you'll learn how to backfill your combed designs with contrasting colors.

3. Inlays & Impressions

3. Inlays & Impressions

Find out how to use cutters to create graphic patterns in your buttercream. Then, get comfortable making freehand inlay designs and use a simple household item to create alluring cakes.