Buttercream Flower Cake: Purples and Pink

This sweet little cake was made during last week's group class.  In one session we learned how to pipe roses, chrysanthemums, carnations and English roses.  Then we arranged them onto our cakes in various styles.  I chose my favorite arrangement which is the crescent style!

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NYC Group Class - Buttercream Flower Cake Class

Hey everyone!  I will be hosting a group class in NYC on Saturday Feb 2 for anyone interested in learning how to color buttercream, pipe flowers and arrange them onto a cake!  For more info on pricing and time visit my class page.  Hope to see you there!

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My NEW Craftsy Class on Buttercream Succulents and Cacti!

Hey all!  My new Craftsy class launched today and it is all about buttercream succulents and cacti.  There are lots of trendy and unique projects in the class so be sure to check it out.  Making these realistic plants out of buttercream and arranging them in different vessels are so fun!  Click HERE for 50% off!  

Chicago Buttercream Flower Group Class!

On September 23rd, I will be hosting a group class on buttercream flower cakes in Chicago!  Learn how to make, color, pipe and arrange buttercream flowers with me from 10am-4pm.  Lunch is provided and enrollment fee is $650.  Get more info or sign up here or check our class page!

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Buttercream Flower Class

This weekend I had a lovely student from Arkansas attend my buttercream flowers class.  Whether you are a beginner or a pro looking to expand your skills, our private classes are perfect so check them out in the class tab!  

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Buttercream Flower Cake Group Class in Washington D.C.!

On August 5th, I will be hosting a group class on buttercream flower cakes in Washington D.C!  Learn how to make, color, pipe and arrange buttercream flowers with me from 10am-4pm.  Lunch is provided and enrollment fee is $650.  Get more info or sign up here or check out our class page.

Buttercream Flower Cake Group Class in Philadelphia!

On September 16th, I will be hosting a group class on buttercream flower cakes in Philly!  Learn how to make, color, pipe and arrange buttercream flowers with me from 10am-4pm.  Lunch is provided and enrollment fee is $650.  Get more info or sign up here or check out class page.

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Buttercream Flower Cake Group Class in Boston!

On August 26th, I will be hosting a group class on buttercream flower cakes in Boston!  Learn how to make, color, pipe and arrange buttercream flowers with me from 10am-4pm.  Lunch is provided and enrollment fee is $650.  Get more info or sign up here or check our class page!

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Sugar Flower Bouquet Cake

We recently made a two tier cake covered in sugar flowers for a 60th birthday.  How cool is that!  The result was a bouquet of beautiful ranunculus, hydrangeas, buds and leaves.  I love that you can recreate life with sugar.  Petal by petal, all by hand.  

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Private Buttercream Flower Cake Class

I am so privileged when cake instructors take classes with me!  Teaching a teacher is nervewrecking but it's also so much fun because they understand the nature of the classes and have a special appreciation for it.  Moreover, this student came all the way from Argentina! Check out her beautiful cake!

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Check out my class tab to enroll for a private buttercream flower cake class.  I have a variety of topics, lengths and skill levels available!

How to Pipe a Buttercream Flower - English Rose

Today's video shows how I pipe my buttercream English Rose.  I have a couple variations on how to pipe this flower but this is my favorite center.  As you can see it is not that difficult to pipe, but the visual of this flower is beautiful.  Give it a try!  

Video: How to Make a Gumpaste Ranunculus - Sugar Flower Tutorial

Hey all!  I recently got an order that requires lots of gumpaste ranunculus so I took a moment to film how I made one of them.  All you need is a small styrofoam ball and an oval cutter.  I rolled out green and white gumpaste to the thinnest setting on my pasta roller so the petals can be delicate.  I cut out a bunch of ovals.  Some of them I cut in half to make the first few layers of petals and then the outside layers I used the entire oval as the petals.  It is a simple flower to make, doesn't require any wires and doesn't take that long either.  Try you hands at a few because these flowers look so sweet on top of a cake!

Video: How to Pipe a Buttercream Ranunculus

Today I posted a new buttercream piping video on YouTube.  This one shows how I pipe a buttercream ranunculus using a #104 tip.  It's quite easy and fun so give it a try!  Keep in the loop with future videos by subscribing to my YouTube channel or signing up for our mailing list on the home page!  

Buttercream Flower Class : Student Work!

I need to share with you some of the beautiful projects that the students in my buttercream flower Craftsy class are creating!  This pretty collection is by Kylie @flourishcakeco.  She nailed it!  Sign up for my Craftsy class here.  

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Buttercream Flower Cake Class - Mini Masterclass

We are now offering a new buttercream flower mini masterclass!  Our comprehensive masterclass is 6 hours, but for those of you looking for a shorter version of that class, now you can sign up for a 3 hour mini session.  For more info on the class click here.

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New Class: Just Flowers! Buttercream Flower Class

If you already know how to build/coat a cake and only want to learn how to pipe flowers, this class is perfect for you!  In this 3 hour class, we will cover how to pipe a long list of buttercream flowers.  If you are interested in learning how to coat a cake and arrange your flowers, you may want to consider taking my comprehensive masterclass or mini masterclass.  To sign up for the Just Flowers class visit my class page here.  

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Marble Buttercream and Blackberries

Our newest cake is made of grey marbled buttercream and topped with buttercream blackberries and pink flowers.  Don't let the blackberries trick you, they are indeed piped with buttercream!