Cake Decorating Fundamentals

The Nitty-Gritty Basics of Buttercream Cakes

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Learn to create beautiful and memorable buttercream cakes.

What is the Cake Decorating Fundamentals Course?

This course is a self-study online course that shows you step-by-step how to start creating unique and memorable cakes for your friends, family or even cake clients.

Why do I need this course?

This course teaches you the fundamentals of beginner cake decorating all in one handy spot.

No more searching for answers all over the place. This is real world advice that's practical and actually do-able.

If you:

  • want to create beautiful and unique cakes for your family, friends or clients
  • are frustrated or just feeling overwhelmed by all the information out there and confused about where to start

...then you're in the right spot!

This course is all about:

Logical, realistic tips plus a step-by-step guide, that you can use at your decorating level.

It's a system that will work every time, to streamline your cake decorating and keep it fun.

When I first started learning about cake decorating, I found that I couldn't get everything I needed to get started, all in one place.

Sometimes things were just over-complicated or beyond my level.

Sometimes they just weren't practical.

I wanted logical, realistic tips plus a step-by-step guide that I could use at my beginner level.

If you’re like me, you like systems and I wanted a system that would work every time, so I could streamline my cake decorating and keep it fun. Because that’s what you want it to be…fun…not stressful.

Do you want to put an end to aggravation and frustration when all you want to do is create something special for a loved one’s birthday party?

I know it’s aggravating to spend so much time on a cake, only to have it turn out completely different than you intended or spending money on tons of cake decorating supplies that you really don’t need in order to make a beautiful cake.

This course combines all of my best tips and methods for beginner cake decorating all in one handy spot.

No more searching around online for each cake problem you run into.

You'll learn my best tips for finally putting an end to:

  • Blow outs in your buttercream (air bubbles forming under your icing).
  • Icing ridges around your cake.
  • Leaning cakes.
  • Buttercream you can't get smooth.
  • Cakes that just don't look professional.

We'll go through the steps from the very early stages with tips for baking, cake recipes, buttercream recipes and on to the fun part...buttercream decorating techniques.

We'll talk about:

  • Myths and Tips for Baking
  • How to Properly Layer and Fill your Cakes
  • How to Properly Prepare your Cake for Buttercream

You'll get downloadable printables like recipes, cheat sheets, checklists and planning sheets.

Plus you'll learn to make all of these cakes from start to finish!

Specific techniques you'll learn are:

Over 4 hours of instruction included in this course.

7 modules and 22 lessons (plus a BONUS section)

Here's a breakdown of all the sections and lessons:

(Make sure to click the down arrow to expand the list of lessons!)

Your Instructor/Author

Kara Jane Kennedy
Kara Jane Kennedy

I'm Kara Jane, the blogger behind I Scream for Buttercream. I'm a true Texan with a sure 'nuff Texas accent and I love ALL things cake related.

I'm into realistic cake design that uses your own creativity to make unique cakes for your family, friends or for cake business clients.

I specialize in more of a realistic cake design...designs that aren't crazy, or too over the top, but enough of a challenge to keep me learning. When I was taking orders, customers were just not that interested in paying for those super-mega-cakes with over-complicated cake bases that needed to be built. While those cakes ARE super cool, I've found most people just want something less expensive, but still created and customized just for them.

I also feel like most cake decorators and those who want to start out in cake decorating, really would just like to make beautiful, memorable cakes for their friends, family or customers and not have to stay up for multiple days and nights to get it done. And yes, that CAN be done. You don't have to be a professional to make awesome cakes!

My objective is to teach cake decorating with a more realistic approach. I've figured out what actually works in the real world and what is actually do-able. I teach realistic cake decorating with techniques, systems and organizational tips that have worked for me.

I've been obsessed with cake since I was a kid and my love for it grows every day. Learn more about me.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you enroll and will be available to you for the life of I Scream for Buttercream! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.

Got questions? Here are some cool things about the course:

Cake decorating is such a fun and creative outlet. What other hobby allows you to create a work of art that can be eaten?

I want you to know, if you've ever wanted to learn to decorate cakes and were bogged down with too many tutorials spread out all over the place, well, you're in the right place now.

I also want you to know that yes, YOU can create unique and memorable cakes!

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