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with Liz Shim
Online Class

Buttercream Succulents & Cacti

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Ready to dive into the newest buttercream trend? Cake designer Liz Shim shows you how to create realistic buttercream succulents and cacti to arrange on cakes, cupcakes and more. With Liz’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll master a variety of new techniques for piping lifelike plants and coloring earthy tones in buttercream.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h31m

Included in this Class

1. Buttercream Basics & Coloring

1. Buttercream Basics & Coloring

Meet Liz Shim and follow along as she demonstrates a quick and simple buttercream recipe. Then, dive into coloring as Liz shares how to mix earthy greens and purples. She also covers ways to mute brighter, artificial looking color. After that, find out how to fill your piping bag and create variegated colors for a dual-tone effect.

2. Piping Succulents

2. Piping Succulents

Learn different techniques for piping succulents as well as how to avoid common mistakes. If you get lost, you can always rewatch the techniques until you get them right.

3. Succulent Glass Terrariums

3. Succulent Glass Terrariums

Get started on your first project: a succulent glass terrarium. Discover how to make "dirt" from chocolate cake, and green "moss" from graham crackers. Then, arrange the dirt, moss and succulents in your terrarium.