Let's Create This Beautiful Cake Together!

I am so excited for this class because dried florals are trending right now and so are warm, vibrant color palettes! This cake is the perfect marriage of those two trends and I can't wait for you to make it yourself!

Here's what you can look forward to learning:

  • How to fill, stack and coat a perfectly layered cake
  • How to create bold and rich colors
  • How to properly assemble, fill and use a piping bag
  • How to use different tips to create a variety of textured florals
  • How to create dimension and layers in an arrangement
  • How to create the finest and most realistic details

(This is a project-based class focused only on decorating techniques. You will have to prepare layers of cake for the class as well as a batch of buttercream. You may use any cake and buttercream recipe you wish. If you are interested in my recipes, please visit my Recipes course.)

Course curriculum

  • 1
    • Class Introduction
  • 2
    Pre-Class Prep
    • Pre-Class Prep
  • 3
    • What You'll Need
    • Tools
  • 4
    • What You'll Need
    • Part 1: Yellow-Cream, Beige & Ivory
    • Part 2: Burgundy, Dusty Rose & Terracotta
  • 5
    Cake Construction
    • What You'll Need
    • Leveling Cake Layers
    • Layering The Cake
    • Crumb Coat
    • Final Coat
  • 6
    Piping Bag Assembly
    • What You'll Need
    • Piping Bag Assembly
  • 7
    Piping Floral Design
    • What You'll Need
    • Anchor Plants
    • Main Florals
    • Finishing Details
  • 8
    Class Recap
    • Congratulations!!
    • Show Off Your Cake!
    • Recipe Course Discount
    • Other Courses You May Enjoy
    • Thank you!


  • Pre-Recorded Videos

    Piping is a visually dimensional skill. To best experience this art form, this class is taught through a series of videos. This will help communicate the angles, speed and pressure necessary to create this design.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Meet Your Teacher

  • 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.