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Decorative Buttercream Flowers for Cake Design

A course by Kate Kim
Cake Designer and Baking Instructor. England, United Kingdom.
Joined March 2021
, Cake Designer and Baking Instructor

Design and decorate a cake with flowers that taste as sweet as they look using basic piping techniques

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  • 99% positive reviews (359)
  • 11524 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Design and decorate a cake with flowers that taste as sweet as they look using basic piping techniques



  • 99% positive reviews (359)
  • 11524 students
  • 19 lessons (2h 33m)
  • 13 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

As the popular saying goes “happiness is a piece of cake”. For baking instructor and cake designer Kate Kim, it’s also the purpose that drives her delicious creations. She makes visually appealing treats that taste as delightful as they look, using Italian buttercream and nature-inspired imagination.

In this course, Kate Kim shows you how to create perfectly textured Italian buttercream to decorate a cake ideal for any occasion. Explore how to make beautiful roses, berries, and apple blossoms that delight your taste buds with a well-balanced taste. Are you ready to take your cake decorating skills to the next level?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Making and Coloring Buttercream
  • U4
    U4. Piping Flowers
  • U5
    U5. Advanced Flower Piping
  • U6
    U6. Flower Arrangement Styles and Final Touches
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Kate Kim and learn about her career as a baking instructor. Discover where she finds inspiration for her flower cakes before seeing what you’ll learn in the course.

Get familiar with your piping tools and see how to create a color scheme for your cake, based on a cake order brief. Look at the size, color theme, and other requested elements to decide on the design of your cake.

Create your buttercream following Kate’s expert tips, before learning how to mix food colorings together for the perfect pigment. Then, see how to use the piping tools, how to hold a piping bag, and how to work with the flower nail.

Begin your piping adventure by learning how to create perfectly round dots. Then see how to create roses and rosebuds and apply each petal step by step. Learn how to pipe apple blossoms and leaves to give a more realistic look to your cake, before seeing how to create a crescent-style arrangement.

Next, create icing for the base of your cake and understand how to work with mistakes along the way. Learn how to arrange your flowers in different styles such as bouquet and wreath designs. Kate shows you how to apply your newfound skills to cupcake designs before sharing some final tips on how to package your delicious creations.

What is this course's project?

Learn how to make perfectly textured buttercream flowers to arrange on a five-inch cake.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at budding bakers who are curious about learning how to decorate cakes, as well as professional bakers who want to expand their skill set.

Requirements and materials

You will need patience and perseverance, as lots of practice is required to create buttercream flowers. No previous experience is required, however experienced bakers will find the course easier.

You will also need basic baking tools such as a stand-mixer, a thermometer, a scale, small bowls, a spatula, a fridge, and basic piping tools. Kate goes through a range of piping tools you will need in the first unit.


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Kate Kim

A course by Kate Kim

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Cake Designer and Baking Instructor

Kate Kim is a professional baking instructor and cake designer based in London, UK where she began exploring her passion for baking professionally. Originally from Jinhae, South Korea, famed for its cherry blossom tourism, Kate began baking during her free time while working as a TV producer. What started out as a hobby quickly evolved into a passionate career, with which she could share knowledge and meet new people by giving private baking classes.

In 2017, Kate was awarded the Cake International Bronze, one of the most prestigious cake decorating competitions in the world. Today, Kate is busy creating orders for local cake shops and finding new ways to connect with students online to share her love for baking with others.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Preparation

    • Tools and Materials
    • Briefing with the Client: Getting Inspired and Colours
  • U3

    Making and Coloring Buttercream

    • Making Buttercream
    • Mixing Food Colouring to Create Perfect Pigment
    • How to Use and Handle the Tools
  • U4

    Piping Flowers

    • Piping Dots and Berry Piping
    • Rose Piping and Rose Buds Piping
    • Apple Blossom and Leaf Piping
  • U5

    Advanced Flower Piping

    • Ranunculus
    • Anemone
    • Daisy Flower
  • U6

    Flower Arrangement Styles and Final Touches

    • Icing the Cake with Buttercream
    • Creating a Cohesive Arrangement of Flowers 1
    • Creating a Cohesive Arrangement of Flowers 2
    • Creating a Cohesive Arrangement of Flowers 3
    • Other Applications
    • Final Tips
  • FP

    Final project

    • Decorative Buttercream Flowers for Cake Design

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Decorative Buttercream Flowers for Cake Design. Craft, and Design course by Kate Kim Best seller

Decorative Buttercream Flowers for Cake Design

A course by Kate Kim
Cake Designer and Baking Instructor. England, United Kingdom.
Joined March 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (359)
  • 11524 students