Learn how to make buttercream flowers and assemble them into inspired arrangements alongside cake artist Sonya Hong. Get confident making the perfect buttercream for piping. Take the mystery out of mixing vibrant buttercream colors in the exact shades you want. Pipe iconic buttercream roses, lovely camellias, sweet daisies, alluring anemones and more. Apply your piping skills on two cakes: one with eye-catching cherry blossom branches and another topped with a radiant buttercream bouquet. Easily build dynamic cupcake displays that re-create the look of a terra cotta pot or planter abloom with beautiful flowers. You'll even create an enticing array of modeling chocolate cake pop flowers such as classic roses, frilled peonies and exotic parrot tulips. Set your sweet treats apart with unforgettable buttercream bouquets and breathtaking cake pop flowers.
Meet your instructor, Sonya Hong, and discover all of the amazing flowers and decorations you can make with buttercream. Then, dive right in as Sonya shows you how to make her signature buttercream and how to adjust its consistency depending on its purpose. Learn how to mix colors as Sonya shows you how to harness the color wheel to get the exact shade you're looking for, whether soft pink or realistic leaf-colored green.
Sharpen your piping skills as you master six different flowers. Learn Sonya's tips for using a piping nail to create dynamic and iconic buttercream roses. Refine your roses as you create delicate and thin naturalistic petals, just by changing out your tip. Continue to use a piping nail as you make lovely camellias and sweet daisies. Move on to piping directly onto cupcakes as Sonya demonstrates how to hold and move your cupcake as you pipe the petals for anemones, sunflowers and roses.
Put your new buttercream skills on display as Sonya walks you through two amazing multitiered cakes. Learn how to pipe branches of a cherry tree all the way up your cake. Then, add dainty blossoms colored in a variety of pinks. You won't believe how quickly this beautiful and modern cake comes together! Sonya shows you how to pipe a carnation right onto your cake to add an additional elegant detail. Finally, learn how to create a bouquet on the top of a cake as you gain design insights on arranging using the frozen buttercream flowers you made in Lesson 2.