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 designed to get you comfortable and equip you with the fundamentals to start creating beautiful and cohesive colors for all your desserts. So get ready to unlock your potential and be inspired!

Join the pre-sale now to be the first to access this course with a special discount! Course will launch Wednesday, July 20th.




Course curriculum

In this course you will learn:

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    Welcome!
    • Welcome!

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.

  • Supplemental Videos

    Piping is a visually dimensional skill that requires more than just written instructions and step-by-step photos. To enhance the learning experience, each flower is accompanied by a video to better communicate the angles, speed and pressure necessary to pipe. Each recipe has a supporting video as well.

  • 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 Shim, owner and head designer of Eat Cake Be Merry, discovered that she loved creating edible art when she was first taught how to make sugar flowers as a teenager. She was absolutely amazed at how a simple piece of gumpaste can be transformed into a beautiful rose. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Liz moved to San Francisco where she attended the California Culinary Academy. There she cultivated her passion for cakes and graduated the LeCordon Bleu program with highest honors in baking and pastry arts. Then, she flew across the country to New York City to hone her skills with some of the finest cake designers in the industry. In 2009, Liz started Eat Cake Be Merry and spent a decade making custom cakes for NYC clients. In 2019, Eat Cake Be Merry relocated to Houston, TX. Liz has appeared on television shows, has her works published in books and has been featured in numerous nationwide magazines such as People, Money, Brides, The Knot and Better Home and Gardens. She has been named one of Martha Stewart's Top Pastry Pros in America and has been awarded multiple times for the Best Wedding Cakes in America by Brides Magazine, as well as Best of Weddings by The Knot. She is also the instructor of three online Craftsy classes and teaches workshops worldwide.