Working with Buttercream: Simple and Stunning Spatula Techniques

Amy Kimmel, Cake Artist, Instructor, Pastry Chef

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11 Videos (58m)
    • Introduction

      1:19
    • Carving the Cakes

      7:59
    • Stacking the Cakes

      4:28
    • Crumb Coat

      5:13
    • Applying the Second Coat

      7:58
    • Smoothing the Cake

      9:32
    • Spatula Technique 1

      5:47
    • Spatula Technique 2

      5:36
    • Spatula Technique 3

      4:13
    • Spatula Technique 4

      4:03
    • Thank You!

      1:23

About This Class

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: you will need to prepare buttercream and plain baked cakes for this course.

I learned cake decorating years ago using only buttercream and I feel it's still relevant to learn that way.  

Every event, activity, celebration, or day could use a cake.  Why?  Because, they make people happy.  If you want to get on board with making the lives of others just a little bit brighter, then join me in this beginner cake decorating course.

You will learn great fundamentals, including:

  1. How to level, torte, and fill a cake.
  2. How to frost a cake smooth.
  3. Simple and beautiful spatula techniques.

These designs are so simple to learn and would be great for any occasion, from birthdays to dinner parties.  You can even spruce them up with fresh flowers, ribbon, sprinkles, or edible glitter.  It's really up to your imagination!

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The fundamentals in this course will also prepare you for building your skill set beyond the designs in this course!  You will be prepared to dive into other techniques such as:

Blooming Buttercream: Elegant Cake Design

Learn to Pipe: Beautiful Buttercream Blooms

I've included an equipment and resource list as well as a recipe for Swiss Meringue Buttercream.  You can download and print these sheets to help you with the course.  If you need help making the Buttercream, head over here and get started:

Master Buttercream Frostings

This course will help you decorate beautiful cakes, but if you need help baking them too...

A Beginner's Guide to Baking Butter Cakes

Explore Cake Baking with Oils

Get Started Baking Sponge Cakes

Are you ready to get started?  I'll see you in the course!

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This is an amazing class on buttercream spatula tricks!!!Thanks Amy!!!!
Helpful for beginners t get the basics. Also includes some simple but pretty spatula tachniques.

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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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