Foundations | Single Tier Buttercream Cake Basics | Video Tutorial

Everything you need to know to achieve a beautifully smooth & sharp-edged cake base!

The beginning is always the best place to start!

In this course we will be taking you through the basics of how to smoothly frost a tall cake with sharp edges, giving you a neat and tidy base to get creative with. There's heaps of nifty tricks in here from what kind of cake sponges we love to use in cake decorating to the perfect Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe!

If you're new to cake frosting or simply want to brush up, this course is perfect for you.

You will learn:

  • The different types of frosting and why we love Swiss meringue buttercream
  • How to confidently whip up a batch of Swiss meringue buttercream
  • Colouring & flavouring Swiss meringue buttercream
  • Rewhipping Swiss meringue buttercream
  • Storage of Swiss meringue buttercream
  • Tips on planning your cake & basic tools needed
  • Cutting, stacking, filling & frosting a single tier cake
  • How to achieve sharp edges on your cake
  • Transporting & storage of your cake prior to serving

*Note: This course is comprised of video & supporting PDF material.

Your Instructor

Sweet LionHeart Gurls
Sweet LionHeart Gurls

Born from a love of stealing hearts with beautiful, sugary creations Sweet LionHeart is an online bake shop located in Cape Town, South Africa

Officially opening in February 2016, our all gurl team has become known for it’s artfully crafted and delicious baked creations. Our team has a diverse pool of skills from recipe development, styling and photography, stop-frame animation, graphic design and, of course, cake design!


Frequently Asked Questions

When must I start and how long do I have to finish the course?
You can get going whenever you like and can work at your own pace until you have completed the course. You will have lifetime access to the course and you can come back to it at any time!
How long do I have access to the course?
Once enrolled, you will have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like and you can access it across any and all devices you own.
What do I do if I have additional questions about the course work?
Please feel free to email us on [email protected] with your query and we'll get back to you soonest!

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