Working with Buttercream: Simple and Stunning Spatula Techniques

Amy Kimmel, Cake Enthusiast

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10 Videos (45m)
    • Introduction

      1:12
    • Lesson 1: Making Buttercream

      15:20
    • Lesson 2: Cake Building

      8:19
    • Lesson 3: Smooth Finish

      6:42
    • Lesson 4: Technique 1

      2:19
    • Lesson 5: Technique 2

      1:39
    • Lesson 6: Technique 3

      2:12
    • Lesson 7: Technique 4

      2:32
    • Lesson 8: Finishing Touches

      3:34
    • Conclusion

      0:49

About This Class

Want to be a cake designer, but have no idea where to start? Join me in this beginner level class that will give you the foundation necessary to build your repertoire. 

In this class we will discuss how to construct a cake like the pros, from making the buttercream all the way to adding finishing design touches.  We will go over:

  • How to make and color an American Buttercream.
  • How to level, torte, fill, and stack a round cake.
  • How to get a smooth frosting finish.
  • 4 Buttercream textures created using a metal spatula.
  • Simple and stunning adornments.

I will also give you a lot of tips on my favorite tools, the best ingredients to purchase, and secrets I have learned in the last 10 years of my career. This class will give you the skills and confidence to start making your own beautiful cakes at home!

If you would like to learn more about the art of cakes, click the link below!

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Helpful for beginners t get the basics. Also includes some simple but pretty spatula tachniques.

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Amy Kimmel

Cake Enthusiast

Hey there!  I'm Amy Kimmel and I'm a Cake Artist currently based in Phoenix, AZ.  My first true love was cake decorating, which pushed me into the much broader world of cake production.  I've worked in professional kitchens for years with titles from Cake Decorator to Pastry Chef.  Now, I get to work from home, creating and teaching, while raising my beautiful son.

For as long as I can remember, I've been obsessed with the art of cakes and learning everything I possibly can about the industry.  I also happen to be highly prone to sharing that information with anybody who will listen.  I believe that teaching is the basis of progress, for you and for me.  So, please join me in class and start advancing!