The perfect cake for the holidays!

Learn how to make this colorful, festive and beautiful buttercream holiday wreath cake.

In this class you will learn how to:

  • Use a variety of tools specific to making this design
  • Create a festive array of colors
  • Properly assemble a piping bag with couplers and tips
  • Pipe poinsettias, pinecones and cotton flowers on a nail
  • Create a wreath with branches and leaves
  • Arrange all piped elements on the cake
  • Add finishing touches like berries and ice crystals

(This is a project-based class focused only on decorating techniques. You will have to prepare a layered and crumb coated 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 and if you need help building your layered cake please visit my Cake Construction course.)

Course curriculum

  • 1
    • Welcome!
    • What You'll Learn
  • 2
    Pre-Class Prep
    • Cake and Buttercream
    • Other Helpful Courses
  • 3
    • What You'll Need
    • Tools
  • 4
    • What You'll Need
    • Light and Dark Brown
    • Light and Dark Green
    • Red
  • 5
    Piping Bag Assembly
    • What You'll Need
    • Preparing The Bags
    • Filling The Bags
  • 6
    Dimensional Elements
    • What You'll Need
    • Pinecone
    • Poinsettia
    • Cotton Flower
  • 7
    Flat Elements
    • What You'll Need
    • Branch Ring
    • Pine Needles and Leaves
  • 8
    • What You'll Need
    • Arranging The Cake
    • Finishing Touches
  • 9
    Class Recap
    • Congratulations!
    • Show Off Your Cake!
    • Other Courses You May Enjoy
    • Thank you!
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  • 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.

  • Facebook Group Community

    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.


  • 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.