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with Valeri Valeriano & Christina Ong
Online Class

Unbelievable Buttercream Techniques

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Make buttercream cakes that are as beautiful as they are delicious, with guidance from award-winning cake experts Christina Ong and Valeri Valeriano! First, learn how to mix color into your buttercream for natural-looking and two-toned effects. Then, pipe ravishing roses, stylish succulents and gorgeous ranunculuses, and get Christina's expert tips for confidently piping directly on your cake. Up next, learn the secrets to creating realistic flowers, from hydrangeas to sunflowers. And explore the world of woven texture as you create a raffia basketweave, an intricate woven design and a simple flat weave. Plus, take your texture to a whole new level with knitting effects and a three-colored chevron pattern you truly can't miss! Finally, bring the look of delicate lace to your cakes and prepare for the "oohs" and "ahhs" your results will receive.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h13m

Included in this Class

1. Creating Your Floral Palette

1. Creating Your Floral Palette

Meet buttercream masters Valeri Valeriano and Christina Ong! Learn the professional techniques behind mixing colors in your buttercream. You'll also master making realistic floral colors and creating a marbled effect. Finally, make a two-toned look for a natural-looking gradient on your flowers.

2. Flowers on a Nail

2. Flowers on a Nail

Perfectly pipe a pretty pink rose on a nail using Valeri's spinning technique and place it at an angle on your cake without compromising the shape of the rose. Move on to piping succulents and freezing them to help reinforce the sturdiness of the shape. Then pipe a ranunculus!

3. Flowers on a Cake

3. Flowers on a Cake

Expand your knowledge of buttercream flowers and pipe a gorgeous camellia directly on your cake! With Christina's tips, you'll save time and pipe a realistic-looking flower. Then make hydrangeas in a bunch to reflect their natural look. Finish up with the detailed chrysanthemum and sunflower.