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with Roland Winbeckler
Online Class

Piping Buttercream Borders

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Add sophistication and elegance to your next cake as hall of fame cake artist Roland Winbeckler teaches you the classic techniques for Piping Buttercream Borders. Learn to make perfect decorating icing, roll your own parchment piping bags and even tint the icing right in the bag! Start with simple shells, swags and scrolls before diving into rustic rosettes, flawless filigree and dramatic drop strings. Also included is a buttercream technique for the hottest thing in cake these days: ombré ruffles. Roland will show you how to cultivate your skills on a practice board before heading to the turntable. Perfect your piping skills; sign up for Piping Buttercream Borders today.

What You'll Learn

* How to make perfect decorating icing

* How to roll and fill piping bags

* How to pipe shells, double-reverse shells and swags

* How to pipe scrolls, add over-piped embellishments and incorporate them into a cake

* How to cover a cake with ruffles, petals and rosettes

* How to decorate your cake in for an ombré effect

* How to pipe delicate lace and filigree using buttercream or piping gel

* How to tint your icing in the bag to create elements with graduated coloring

* How to transfer filigree patterns onto a cake

* How to create exquisite drop strings and perfect vertical lines

What You'’ll Make

Gorgeous cakes using classic techniques


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h26m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started & Making Icing

1. Getting Started & Making Icing

Meet your instructor, Roland Winbeckler, and learn his secrets for making buttercream icing, perfect for piping.

2. Piping Bags & Tips

2. Piping Bags & Tips

Roland leads an in-depth discussion on the variety of piping tips and piping bags available to decorators and then teaches you piping basics: Shells, swags, borders and roses.

3. Embellishing Shells

3. Embellishing Shells

Take the basic shell and learn how to add over-piping to create incredibly rich and delicate borders.