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Buttercream Side Elevation Piping Techniques Class

(1 customer review)


TBC 2023 
@ 9:00am-3.30pm

This Buttercream Side Elevation Piping Techniques Class is for students wanting to move into the world of buttercream.

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This Buttercream Side Elevation Piping Techniques Class is for students wanting to move into the world of buttercream. We will be demonstrating how to make ‘crusting buttercream’ and discussing ‘Swiss meringue’ buttercream in this class however students will be using our professional frosting to execute the various piping skills covered during the day. We will teach you how to prepare, cut, fill and cover your sponge cake so that they look professional. Whilst waiting for our smooth crumb coat to crust, we will practice various piping techniques using a variety of tubes on a dummy base. You will be shown how to do the new in style drip cake. You will then complete the lesson by decorating your sponge base in any of the chosen techniques taught today. All of the techniques taught look equally as beautiful on mini cakes, big cakes or tiered cakes.

Course Content:

  • How to divide and fill your sponge cake with jam and buttercream
  • How to apply a crumb coat
  • How to professionally cover your cake with crusting buttercream to produce a smooth finish
  • Colouring buttercream
  • Using various piping tubes to produce a variety of finishes
  • A variety of side effects using combs, palette knifes and spoons
  • please note photographs are examples only and we will be practising various styles using a faux base


This course is held in our new teaching facility The Studio. Free Car parking is available very nearby. We are situated within yards of the local bus station and taxi rank, with only a five-minute walk to Atherstone train station (with an hourly service seven-days-a-week to most locations including London and Crewe). Based in the heart of the Midlands Atherstone is on the main A5 national route and close to the M42 motorway, allowing easy access to Birmingham Airport. The Studio offers an informal relaxed atmosphere and as we only cater for small numbers, it ensures you will get a very close and personal teaching experience. Places are limited so book today to avoid disappointment! Don’t delay and miss out on this wonderful opportunity to attend a class with an award-winning college (Winner of best college two-years consecutively at Cake International).

At our school of excellence, we focus on providing quality run courses taught by our head of school, Lynda Gilbey, experienced and highly qualified tutor, approved by Knightsbridge PME and a Senior Salon Culinaire, Lead NISE and Judge for Cake International. At the CakeArt Studio you can be sure of an excellent service in a professional environment. Our class only caters for a maximum of eight students, ensuring you get individual attention in intimate friendly surroundings.


The course price includes everything you need to decorate your cake and even the box to take it home. We will provide all the ingredients, materials, use of all sugarcraft tools, equipment and refreshments.


A packed lunch and cake toppers if required (see additional info)

Additional information

If you wish to complete the cake in the new drip style finish you will need to bring chocolates, macaroons etc.

1 review for Buttercream Side Elevation Piping Techniques Class

  1. Susan Proctor

    I was privileged to attend this lesson as a 1-2-1 with the senior tutor Lynda. She was brilliant, so much knowledge and patience. I was made very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The Studio is very professional, clean and extremely well equipped. I had a very enjoyable day and plan on returning for many for classes in the future

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