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Funky Buttercream Cakes


Learn how to frost cakes with perfectly smooth and straight edges using my delicious American buttercream recipe.


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Preview

Learn How to Make Funky Buttercream Cake!

In this class you will learn the fundamentals of how to bake and frost three cakes with flat tops and straight smooth edges using American buttercream frosting. You will also learn three techniques of applying buttercream to create funky designs. This class has six lessons that will cover the basics, from baking a cake and mixing the buttercream to frosting a cake and creating three beautiful funky designs.


Funky Buttercream

Lesson 1- Bake Cakes and Mix the Buttercream

  • Bake moist and delicious vanilla and chocolate cake. You will also learn how to color batter and swirl it to create a rainbow marble cake that pops!
  • Mix a classic American buttercream that is smooth like a meringue buttercream.
Lesson 2- Assemble Cakes and Crumb Coat

  • Build up a cake so its nice and level with even layers of cake and buttercream inside.
  • Crumb coat a cake to ensure it is nice and sealed before adding the top layer of buttercream.
  • I will be showing you my techniques of how to hold your tools correctly to achieve flat tops and straight sides.
Lesson 3 – Frost the Cakes

  • How to color buttercream.
  • How to apply buttercream onto the cake to speed up the smoothing process.
  • How I use my tools to create perfect smooth and straight edges with a flat and sharp top, using American buttercream.

Lesson 4 - Pom-pom Decorating

  • Color buttercream like a painter!
  • Pipe pom-poms out of buttercream with realistic looking threads!
  • Arrange the pom-poms on your cake to create a funky rainbow design.
Lesson 5- Pipe the Pug Face

  • Transfer the outline of an image onto the top of your cake.
  • How to simplify an image to give it a graphic effect.
  • Pipe a pug’s face onto your cake using buttercream, so you can pipe yours or a clients beloved pet on a cake as well!
Lesson 6- Abstract Painting with Buttercream

  • Arrange your colored buttercream like a palette.
  • Apply buttercream with a palette knife to create an oil painting effect on your cake.
  • Use an image as inspiration and then create your own unique and funky design!
Finale of Funky Buttercream- Cutting the Cakes


 

Your Instructor


Melissa Alt
Melissa Alt

Melissa's passion for creating cakes began early on when she was just a teen. She would watch cake shows on TV and thought, "I want to try that!". Instantly she spent all of her free time reading books and searching the web to learn anything she could about cake decorating. She was always an artist, working with paint, clay and fashion design, but when she discovered the art of cake, it became her all time favorite medium to work with.

In 2010, Melissa landed an internship with the Cake Boss, where she learnt the fundamentals of cake decoration. While attending college at Pratt Institute, Melissa studied painting and sculpture; incorporating edible materials into any project she could. After college Melissa turned her passion for cakes into a career, launching Melissa Alt Cakes in 2015.

Since the start of her business Melissa's cakes have been featured in numerous magazines and reached international recognition. She's created cakes for Google, Time Out NYC and Harper’s Bazaar. She won the award for Best Show Cake at the 2017 NY Cake Show. In the spring/summer of 2018 Melissa worked as the Culinary producer for Reality Bites Cupcakes on Food Network. Melissa is also the exclusive cake decorator for Dylan's Candy Bar in NYC.

Melissa's cakes are her art. She strives to create one of a kind artistic creations that form an experience of joy and beauty. When she is not making cakes you can find Melissa cuddling her dog, camping, watching a horror movie or drinking delicious IPA on a rooftop. She is constantly inspired by her surrounding environments and adventures. Each cake Melissa makes is an expression of herself. Extreme passion, dedication and numerous hours are put into every piece of work Melissa creates. Her favorite moment is when the creation is cut and her art becomes delicious cake!

To Melissa there is nothing she loves more than the art of cake and being able to share it with the world :)



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$7

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$15/ monthly

* $180 Billed annually

Yearly
  • Access to all "Beginner" level courses
  • Available 24/7
  • (12) course added each year

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  • Beginner Membership- *includes access to all beginner courses:
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  • *Yearly price: $180/yr

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  • *Yearly price: $300/yr

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  • *Yearly price: $996/yr
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    Yes! We offer courses at every level whether you are at a beginner, intermediate or Expert level, you can start and work your way up. We also make every course easy to follow with step by step instructions, so you can work at your speed to create even the most intricate of cakes.
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