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Creating Buttercream flowers, foundation skills  – level 2

Buttercream level 2

This class is designed for students that have already got some basic piping skills and would like to learn the foundations of creating buttercream flowers. We will show you how to make Italian buttercream, which is smooth and easy to pipe and also more stable in warmer weather.  

All students are hands on and work on their own cupcake selection. Students will have time to practice their piping skills to perfect their flowers as well as get tutor support throughout the day.

All the techniques and flowers taught in this class are interchangeable and can easily be transferred onto a cake.  

What you will learn

  • how to make Italian buttercream, step by step demo
  • how to colour the buttercream using a range of colours, creating a variety of shades and colour combinations
  • introduction to a selection of tools and nozzles used to create buttercream flowers and leaves
  • how to consider colour combinations and the overall design of a flower arrangement
  • how to make a variety of buttercream flowers
    • cotton
    • carnation
    • sakura
    • chrysanthemum
    • ribbon rose
    • dahlia
    • leaves and foliage
  • learn how to pipe buttercream flowers direct onto a cupcake
  • learn how to pipe your flowers onto paper and then transfer and arrange them onto your cupcakes

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.

We are introducing new buttercream flower piping techniques from Korea in our classes. Whilst you will be able to pick up the skills in our classes and create not only beautiful designs but also high quality outcomes, we highly recommend for you to practice in-between levels to get the best results.

We have structured our level 1 to 5 classes in such a way that will allow you 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!  

All students take home their set of 6 cupcakes, all materials are included in the cost of the course. A detailed set by step manual is provided as part of the course so that you can recreate the flowers again and again.

Entry Requirements

Suitable for those that have completed our “buttercream piping and creative floral designs – level 1” course or have prior experience with piping techniques.




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