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Buttercream Sunflower Basket - Level 1

sunflower basket

LEVEL 1:Join us for this class where you will have the opportunity to learn basic piping skills using various nozzles and create this beautiful flower basket cake.

You will be introduced to basic flower piping techniques, learn how to consider colour combinations on the overall design as well as arrange flowers in a dome shape. All students are hands on and work on their own cake. Students are provided with enough time to practice and perfect their flowers as well as get tutor support throughout the day.

On completing this class you will be able to create stunning buttercream sunflowers and leaves as well as edible basket. All the techniques and flowers taught in class are interchangeable and you will leave inspired to practice and use your own creativity to take what you have learned in the class even further!

What you will learn:

  • how to make Italian meringue based buttercream perfect for flower piping and masking
  • how to cut the cake achieving even surfaces 
  • how to stack and layer 
  • how to do crumb coat the cake 
  • how to achieve a basket design on a cake
  • how to use the nozzles and flower nail properly 
  • how the palm pressure and angles work
  • how to pipe buttercream sunflowers and leaves
  • how to transfer your flowers onto a cake and artfully arrange them in a dome shape

Successfully piping buttercream flowers is an art and a rite of passage for all cake decorators. It is a skill that students develop with practice and a little patience.

All students take home their own cake, all materials are included in the cost of the course.

Students have the opportunity to purchase cake-decorating equipment including nozzles direct in our online store.

Our classes are structured in such a way that allows students to learn the skills step-by-step, incorporating many different techniques and flower combinations that will encourage you to use your own creativity and design some magnificent cakes. Each level builds onto the next, creating “edible art” in the process!

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Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.


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Saturday, 28 August 2021



Attendance dates

28 August 2021