Buttercream Basics: Simple Celebration Cakes
Make your first buttercream cake with guidance from White Flower Cake Shoppe owners Lauren Bozich and Marianne Carroll. They'll make it fun and easy to whip up signature designs for cakes almost too beautiful to slice. Lets get the party started!
Lauren Bozich and Marianne Carroll are co-owners of White Flower Cake Shoppe, which boasts several locations across the greater Cleveland, Ohio, area. They've been invited to participate in four Food Network Challenges, and White Flower Cake Shoppe was featured on WE tv's "Amazing Wedding Cakes." Lauren and Marianne also teach cake decorating classes in their Ohio shops, as well as globally.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet your instructors, Lauren Bozich and Marianne Carroll, and start by making buttercream that's rich, light and perfect for covering cakes, piping and more. Learn how to achieve deep, coordinating colors every time and get tips on filling piping bags like a pro for bakery-style cakes at home.
Find out how to trim and fill your cakes for professional results. First, Lauren and Marianne share their foolproof method of frosting cakes. Then, you'll discover their secret weapon for achieving a super-smooth finish.
Learn proper piping techniques for gorgeous stripes and bead borders. Explore different tips and what stripes each makes. You'll also find out how to fix a stripe if it becomes crooked, falls or digs into your cake.
Confidently write on top of any cake. Lauren and Marianne share techniques for uniform block and cursive lettering. Then, they show you how to fix mistakes and add messaging without writing on your cake.
Master proper techniques for piping the White Flower Shoppe's signature flower. Learn how to make petals that stand up for ultimate effect, and find out how to troubleshoot your petals if they don't.
Finish your cake by piping stunning floral arrangements, adding a variety of dimensional leaves, and making multicolored flowers and petals.