Use melt-in-your-mouth buttercream and innovative methods to create inspired cake designs alongside Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong, the owners of Londons famous Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes. Find out how to make their signature buttercream recipe, tint it to any color even tricky hues like black and red and pipe it with confidence. Transfer gorgeous patterns onto your cakes and fill them with dots of buttercream bursting with color and dimension. Learn to mark and pipe an elegant web of delicate lace. Uncover the secrets of using palette knives to blend colors beautifully and create textured backgrounds abloom with vibrant flowers. Achieve the ultimate in irresistible cakes as you create alluring designs with heavenly buttercream.
Meet your instructors, world-renowned cake designers and buttercream experts Christina Ong and Valeri Valeriano as you preview the three innovative and on-trend techniques you'll master in this class. Then, discover the secrets behind making and coloring perfect buttercream every time. Finally, Valeri will share all of her insider tips on getting your buttercream-covered cakes perfectly smooth -- so smooth customers might think they're covered in fondant!
Discover how stunning and artistic buttercream can be as you make the Floral Dot cake. Christina shows you how to use a pattern to trace the outline of your design in buttercream before transferring it to the cake. Prefer to draw freehand? No problem; you'll learn how to do it on paper or directly on your cake!
It's time to transfer your pattern to the cake. Don't worry if it doesn't look perfect; Christina will show you how to fill in lines and clean up your design. Now you'll pipe the dots! Start with the borders and then work in the details, one flower -- and one dot -- at a time. You'll love the modern and lush look of this technique as you add dramatic color. Gather tips for perfect piping from how to hold your bag to how to position your body while you pipe.