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Cupcake Decoration: Edible Art with Buttercream

via Domestika


Discover the endless possibilities of decorating with buttercream and learn how to design, color, and pipe playful animals that look good enough to eat
  • Introduction
  • Concept, Sketch, and Tools
  • Baking the Cupcakes
  • Decorating the Cupcakes
  • Care Tips and Styling
  • Final project
Not only does buttercream taste delicious, it also offers endless design possibilities, which is why it’s an essential ingredient for cake artist Liz Shim. Her cake decorations have been featured in publications including Brides, The Knot, and Real Weddings, and she was named one of Martha Stewart Weddings’ Top Pastry Pros in America.

In this online course, she teaches you how to bring creative cupcake designs to life using buttercream. Learn different piping techniques to create exquisite and edible works of art that make mouths water!


  • About Me
  • Influences
  • The Design Process
  • Sketching the Cupcakes
  • Assigning Colors
  • The Tools and Ingredients
  • Tips on Baking Cupcakes
  • Making the Buttercream
  • Coloring the Buttercream
  • How to Use a Piping Bag 1
  • How to Use a Piping Bag 2
  • Preparing the Cupcake Surface
  • The Bear
  • The Sloth
  • The Lion
  • The Tiger
  • The Giraffe
  • Caring and Repairing
  • Styling Tips
  • Cupcake Decoration: Edible Art with Buttercream

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Liz Shim


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