There is no flower more popular, iconic or as universally loved as the rose. This free tutorial is dedicated to the step-by-step instruction for creating a beautiful rose out of delicious buttercream. The photos are accompanied by an instructional video to help demonstrate the angles and motions required to pipe this 3D flower. I hope this tutorial offers you a taste of what it's like to hand pipe buttercream flowers and gets you excited to learn more.

Course curriculum

In this course you will learn:

  • 1
    • Welcome!
  • 2
    Dimensional Flowers
    • Intro to Dimensional Flowers
    • Rose
    • Rose Video
  • 3
    Flower Index
    • Flower Index
  • 4
    Next Steps
    • Congrats & Additional Resources


  • Who is this course for?

    Anyone and everyone! This tutorial will teach something to students of all skill levels. Whether you are a beginner who has never piped a flower or an expert looking to broaden your repertoire of flowers, this class has is a great start. It is richly detailed with technical instruction and Liz's practical tips drawn from over 10 years of experience.

  • Where can I get all the special tools used in this course?

    Specialty tools may be hard to find so we made it easy for you! You can purchase a buttercream flower tool kit that includes all the tips/nozzles necessary to create every flower in this class. It also includes other essentials tools such as flower lifter scissors, flower nail, wooden nail block and plastic couplers. Other items outside this kit such as spatulas and piping bags can easily be found at your local kitchen or craft store.

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 professional video to better communicate the angles, speed and pressure required to pipe.

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.