Learn how to create stunning colors for ALL your desserts!

Colors are one of the most important elements in creating beautiful designs. But creating custom colors and pleasing palettes can be challenging, overwhelming and somewhat intimidating. With the right foundations and an understanding of the relationships between them you can start creating an endless array of colors with confidence. Oh, did I mention we will be doing all this with just a few base colors? That's right! You won't need to buy tons of different coloring. Just a few basic ones.

In this course I will go over the importance of color and introduce you to the tools that will help create them. I will explain the basics of color theory and review key color harmonies. We will then take a deep dive into creating a range of bright vibrant colors as well as beautiful muted ones. Next, using more advanced techniques, we will create complex shades that are built off one another using my one-bowl color progression method. Once you have all the foundations down, we will build a handful of pre-designed color palettes that are visually pleasing.

Color theory is universal so you can use this course for any medium such as buttercream, royal icing, fondant, gumpaste, ganache and beyond. It can even be applied to mediums outside baking!

This masterclass is filled with over 3 hours of video instruction with unlimited access so you can learn at your own pace. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge to start creating beautiful colors for all your desserts so get ready to unlock your potential and be inspired!

What You'll Learn

Take a look at the lessons in this course:

Sample Color Palettes

Added Bonuses

  • Discussions

    Every class has built-in discussion capabilities, making it easy to interact with the instructor and fellow students. Ask questions, share ideas and inspire one another as you take this course.

  • Self-paced Learning

    Everyone has different levels of experience and comfort when it comes to piping, so being able to absorb information at your own pace is important to learning well. Review tutorials and watch videos as many times as you want, at the speed you want, across all devices.

  • Video Lessons

    The color masterclass is a video-based course. It has 78 videos that total 3 hours and 20 mins of instruction. It is packed with information and doing the coloring exercises as you watch is encouraged.

  • Facebook Group Community

    Join like-minded cake decorators in our exclusive Facebook group. This is a place to build community, share your own tips and resources, post your cake pics and encourage one another on this buttercream journey.

Meet Your Instructor

Liz Shim of Eat Cake Be Merry

  • Liz Shim

    Liz Shim

    Liz is a professionally trained pastry chef, cake designer, instructor and content creator. After a decade of creating custom cakes she now focuses on sharing design inspiration and cake instruction in a simple, modern and approachable style.