Buttercream Cake Decorating Course

Buttercream Cake Decorating Course

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Buttercream Cake Decorating Course - Sydney Course

We offer training in face to face and/or online learning formats.

  • Please see scheduled class for delivery format.
  • Online classes delivered via livestream video over Zoom.

Back in trend, the use of buttercream has increased in popularity among cake decorating professionals and enthusiasts. Create a great impression at your next party and learn how to create amazing birthday cakes, cupcakes and formal style cakes using buttercream.

You will learn to colour and pipe buttercream using a variety of styles and a range of techniques. Different cakes such as a semi-naked cake, cupcake bouquet, and large cupcakes will be used. You will also learn how to use different piping tips to create beautiful buttercream flowers and how to place fresh flowers onto your cake. You will also learn about levelling and torting a cake.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course, you will learn:

  • Learn to pipe a variety of styles and techniques using buttercream onto a dummy cake.
  • Learn to create a beautiful semi-naked cake and learn how to safely apply flowers to your cake.
  • Learn to make a beautiful cupcake bouquet using mini cupcakes that have been piped with different piping techniques.
  • Learn how to pipe flowers onto large cupcakes using the Russian Piping Tips.

Course Outcome

  • Differences in buttercreams and icings.
  • A variety of piping techniques.
  • How to colour buttercream.
  • Buttercream consistencies.
  • Levelling and torting a cake.
  • How to safely use fresh flowers and vegetation on cakes.
  • How to use Russian piping tips.

What to bring

Please bring the following items to class.

  • Pen & notepad
  • Decorating Spatula
  • Scissors
  • 1 x Food colouring
  • Medium / Large Mixing Bowl
  • Large Tablespoon for mixing
  • Chux cloth or paper towels
  • 2 Small Rubber Bands
  • Comprehensive course notes will be provided
  • A Student Kit (valued at $90) is included in the course price. This kit provides most of the essential items required throughout the course.
  • Additional material & equipment required for the course will be discussed at the first lesson.

Pre-requisite/h4>

This class is suitable for beginners and assumes no prior knowledge.

Important Information

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Delivery Mode

  • We offer training in face to face and/or online learning formats.
  • To check the delivery mode of the course you are interested in please view the class timetable.

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Classroom based learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Remote learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online.

Remote learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Livestream video classes online
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course testimonials:

  • Christina said: Enough time was given to practice the practical skill and get valuable feedback. The tutor was very knowledgeable and helpful with her tips and experience in the industry.