Using Buttercream – How to use buttercream

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Skill Level: Beginner
HD Lessons: 8
Decoration Time: Varies on design

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  • 8” (20.3cm) Round cake
  • 500g (1 lb 1.6oz) Unsalted butter
  • 1 Kg (2 lbs 3.2oz) Icing sugar
  • 800g (1lb 12oz) Sugarpaste
  • White and Milk chocolate ganache
  • Ice Blue food paste
  • Food bag


  • Serrated knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Flexible scraper
  • Palette knife
  • Sharp knife
  • Small cranked palette knife
  • Turntable
  • Smoothers
  • Metal scraper
  • Large metal ruler
  • Cocktail stick


Learn how to use buttercream

It's vital for any cake maker to know how to use buttercream for decorating a cake.Buttercream is very popular in cake decorating and is often used to replace ganache.

In this free cake decorating tutorial, Paul gives you his take on buttercream as well as everything you need to know about using buttercream in your cake decorating.

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