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17 Videos (1h 18m)
    • Welcome!

      1:38
    • Mise en Place

      1:18
    • American Buttercream

      3:00
    • American Buttercream Method

      8:42
    • Flavoring American Buttercream

      7:14
    • Crusting Buttercream

      3:38
    • Crusting Buttercream Method

      7:07
    • Cream Cheese Buttercream

      4:16
    • Cream Cheese Method

      7:42
    • Flavoring Cream Cheese Buttercream

      2:51
    • Swiss Meringue Buttercream

      2:40
    • Swiss Meringue Buttercream Method

      9:29
    • Flavoring Swiss Meringue Buttercream

      2:25
    • Italian Meringue Buttercream

      2:19
    • Italian Meringue Buttercream Method

      9:19
    • Chocolate Buttercream Method

      3:15
    • Thank you!

      1:14

About This Class

Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: An electric mixer, counter top or hand, and a candy thermometer will be necessary to complete all of the techniques in this course.

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Buttercream frostings are an important part of every cake decorator's recipe box (even if they don't have dairy).  This course will teach you all of the major types that you would need for every buttercream decorating purpose.

Need to pipe flowers?  Italian Meringue Buttercream is perfect!

Want to avoid dairy?  Try the Crusting Buttercream.

Do you like your frosting really sweet?  There's an American Buttercream for that!

Are you interested in learning about cooked buttercream? Swiss Meringue is a great starter.

Love Cream Cheese Buttercream? Who doesn't?

There are a lot of techniques included in the course as well.  Learn different ways to add interesting flavors to meet all personal and client needs.  Get an introduction to cooking a sugar syrup with a candy thermometer and steps to take to make your frostings super smooth.

Also enjoy tried and true recipes that you can download or print to assist you in your own kitchen.

So, jump right in and start learning how to create amazing buttercream frostings!

If you would like to learn more skills related to cake baking and decorating, you can find all of my courses here: Cake Courses

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This totally explains the buttercream variety and is great for beginners or more advanced students!

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Amy Kimmel

Cake Artist, Instructor, Pastry Chef

My passion is to inspire and change people's lives with cake. Cakes produce smiles, laughter, hugs, and even tears. They have the ability to change a person's mood, to bring light to those in dark places, to shine in moments of celebration, and even to bring financial stability to a family. I've had the privilege to share in so many positive moments throughout my career and life with loved ones and strangers. It may seem like just butter and sugar, but I see otherwise. It is with great j...

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