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Creating festive buttercream cupcakes – level 3


This class is designed for students that have previously undertaken our level 1 & 2 buttercream piping classes and would like to add to their skills by learning how to create this beautiful set of festive cupcakes. 

All students are hands on and work on their own cupcake selection. Students will have time to practice the outcomes as well as get tutor support throughout the day. 
All the techniques and outcomes taught in this class are interchangeable and can easily be transferred onto a cake. 

What you will learn: 

  • how to make perfectly textured Italian meringue buttercream, step by step demo
  • how to achieve natural colour tone using gel colouring
  • how to ice cupcakes smoothly with the use of a spatula
  • how to use piping tools and handle a piping bag in a proper way to achieve the desired outcome
  • learn how to control your palm pressure to achieve clean edges
  • learn how the angle your work in a different ways depending on the various piping nozzles used
  • learn to understand the concept of spinning a flower nail
  • learn how to decorate 6 cupcakes using 8 different piping nozzles
  • learn how to make the following designs: 
    • realistic rose in both a big and medium size
    • raspberry wreath with lamb’s ear leaf
    • pine cone with lamb’s ear leaf
    • two-toned mini Christmas wreath
    • cotton wool with fir tree leaf
  • learn how to pipe the design onto a flower nail, transfer and arrange the designs onto a cupcake with the use of a flower lifter
  • learn how to pipe designs directly onto a cupcake. 

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 design 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 design combinations that will encourage you to use your own creativity and create 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 designs again and again.




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