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Buttercream Frosting Techniques



Once you have learned how to create different decorating techniques, you can play around with different creations. Here are some of our favorite buttercream frosting techniques for decorating a cake.

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Different Ways to Decorate a Cake with Buttercream

buttercream techniques

Rosettes

rosette cakerosette cake

Learn how to make rosettes here.


Star Fill In Method

christmas wreath star fill in method

Learn how to do the star fill in method.


Scrolling Swirls

black and white scrolls

Using a round writing tip, you can add scrolls or swirls all over the cake for an elegant and fun decorating look.

Polka Dots

polka dot cake

With a large writing tip, you can create dots of whatever sizes you'd like.

Frosting Ruffles

pink roses ruffle cake

Add ruffles with buttercream.

Basketweave Cakes

basketweave
Learn how to basketweave

Shell Borders

cake with shells
Add a shell border to the top and bottom and other details with a shell tip.

Ruffle Techniques

thanksgiving turkeys

Add ruffles in different colors to make a fun cake like these turkey cupcakes.


See more buttercream frosting techniques on our 10 cake border ideas page.

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