Using 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


Buttercream is very popular in cake decorating and often replaces ganache. In this course Paul gives you his take on buttercream as well as everything you need to know to use buttercream in your cake decorating.

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 185,000+ students.  
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