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Create dazzling bouquets of modern buttercream flowers using simple piping and innovative presentation techniques. Plus, make a garden of gorgeous cake pop flowers!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sonya Hong
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Buttercream: Making & Coloring
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.
2. Simple & Stunning Flower Piping
3. Multitiered Buttercream Flower Cakes
4. The Cupcake Display: Foundation
5. The Cupcake Display: Piping & Fillers
6. Cake Pop Flowers: Rose & Peony
7. Cake Pop Flowers: Tulips Two Ways

Taught by

Sonya Hong
Sonya Hong
After years of working as a lawyer, Sonya Hong made a bold career change and enrolled at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. She went on to launch Butterfly Cakes, which she operated for more than 12 years. Butterfly Cakes was voted a top wedding cake maker by The Knot magazine, and Sonya's custom-designed cake creations have been featured in InStyle magazine, Northern California Brides magazine and on television. Sonya now loves to share her knowledge of cake decorating through classes at Le Gourmet Factory Cooking School in Englewood, New Jersey, as well as on Craftsy.

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