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Crescent cascading 2 tier cake with roses & peony's - level 5

Butter 5 NEW.1

We are very excited to announce that renowned cake artist Sori Jeong is joining the academy in 2018 to teach level 1 – 5 in buttercream piping.
LEVEL 5:  This class is for students that have completed our level 1 - 4 buttercream piping classes and are now adding the final refinement to their skills by focusing on symmetry and balance when creating this truly stunning and sophisticated two-tier cake.  

In this class you will have the opportunity to really refine your buttercream flower making skills, whilst being introduced to yet another new variety of rose. You will learn how to consider the colour combinations for a two tier cake and also consider the symmetry and balance of the overall design when arranging the flowers. 

All students are hands on and work on their own cake. We have deliberately allowed this class to be a 2 x 8 hour class, providing students with enough time to practice to perfect their flowers as well as get tutor support throughout the day. 

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 even further!  

A detailed step-by-step manual is provided to ensure that students can recreate the designs again and again.   

What you will learn:

  • how to fill and stack a two tiered cake with soft buttercream ( 2 x 6 inch and 1 x 8 inch vanilla cakes)
  • how to fill the gap between the top and the bottom tier 
  • how to stack a two tiered cake securely and get tips on how to transport this cake
  • practice and perfect your masking skills, covering a two tiered cake
  • practice and perfect achieving clean sides and sharp edges 
  • how to achieve natural colour tone using gel colouring
  • how to control your palm pressure to achieve clean edges 
  • how to angle your work in different ways depending on the various piping nozzles, using the concept of a spinning flower nail
  • how to arrange the flowers in the form of a crescent cascading design, focusing on symmetry and balance 
  • this class will cover how to pipe elegant flowers including: 
    • peony in various sizes 
    • natural roses in various sizes 
    • juliet roses
    • hydrangeas
    • two different types of leaves
    • flower buds 
    • rice flowers 
  • please note that we will not demo the two different types of buttercream used in this class, as these skills are part of the learning outcomes in previous levels.  

All students take home their own cake; all materials are included in the cost of the course. 
All equipment and nozzles required in class are provided by the academy.

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

Our level 1 to 5 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! 

We are introducing a set of new piping techniques and cake designs in our 2018 classes that we are sure will impress. Providing the opportunity for students to not only learn the skills in our classes and create beautiful designs but also achieve high quality outcomes. In order to get the best results, we highly recommend that students practise in-between levels. 


  • January and April intensive option:  level 1 – 5 $1350.00 / saving of $183.00
  • January and April intensive option:  level 1 – 3 $598.00  / saving of $87.00
  • January and April intensive option:  level 4 – 5 $798.00 / saving of $50.00
  • January intensive course dates:

    • Level 1 -5: 10, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20th of January 2018
    • Level 1-3: 10, 13, 17th of January 2018
    • Level 4-5: 18, 19, 20th of January 2018
  • April intensive course dates:
    • Level 1-5: 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21st of April 2018
    • Level 1-3: 13, 14, 18th of April 2018
    • Level 4-5: 19, 20, 21st of April 2018
  • If you would like to add the “Assorted buttercream cupcakes - Succulents, level 2” course or “Buttercream concrete vase cake design with Succulents, level 3” to your course selections then please add them to your shopping cart at the advertised course fees, no additional discounts apply. 
  • For students that have completed our Artistic buttercream flowers cake - level 3 course previously and would like to come back for the new design, we offer a 25% discount on the course cost. This offer is only applicable for the level 3 “Signature rose & chrysanthemum blossom with berries design cake”; the level 3 "Buttercream concrete vase cake design with Succulents” is not included in this offer.  


Entry Requirements

Suitable for those that have completed our “Peony and ranunculus blossom design cake - level 4” course or have prior documented experience with piping buttercream flowers


2 days



Choose your start date


Friday, 20 April 2018



Attendance dates

20-21 April 2018