This class is dedicated to the step-by-step instructions for creating 16 dimensional flowers such as the Rose, Lisianthus, English Rose, Carnation, Hydrangea, Chrysanthemum, Peony Bud, Peony, Ranunculus, Gardenia, Lotus, Tulip, Marigold, Camellia, Dahlia and Freesia. Each detailed tutorial is accompanied by an instructional video. This class is perfect for students that want to master 3D flower piping techniques.

Course curriculum

In this course you will learn:

  • 1
    • Welcome!
    • Introduction
  • 2
    Dimensional Flowers
    • Dimensional Flowers
    • Camelia
    • Camellia Video
    • Carnation
    • Carnation Video
    • Chrysanthemum
    • Chrysanthemum Video
    • Dahlia
    • Dahlia Video
    • English Rose
    • English Rose Video
    • Freesia
    • Freesia Video
    • Gardenia
    • Gardenia Video
    • Hydrangea
    • Hydrangea Video
    • Lisianthus
    • Lisianthus Video
    • Lotus
    • Lotus Video
    • Marigold
    • Marigold Video
    • Peony
    • Peony Video
    • Peony Bud
    • Peony Bud Video
    • Ranunculus
    • Ranunculus Video
    • Rose
    • Rose Video
    • Tulip
    • Tulip Video
  • 3
    Flower Index
    • Flower Index
  • 4
    Next Steps
    • Congrats! Additional Resources and Discount Code


  • Who is this course for?

    Anyone and everyone! This class 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 something for everyone. 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.

  • I need more hands-on help. Are there in-person workshops?

    Yes! Cake decorating is a very hands-on skill so getting interactive instruction with personal attention is the most effective way to learn. Liz can host a private classes to accommodate your personal cake goals. Group classes are also held throughout the year in various cities. Check out the current list of in-person workshops available at

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.

  • 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.

  • Discount Code for SHOP

    Enroll in a class and receive a special discount code to use in the SHOP. Code can be used multiple times and applies to all tool kits, supplies and even in-person workshops.

  • LIVE In-Person Workshops

    Want more hands-on help and in-depth instruction? Schedule a private 1x1 class or register for a live group class to meet Liz and get her expert help in person. View upcoming classes in the SHOP.

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.

Supplies and
In-Person Workshops

Browse the shop for tool kits, supplies and live classes. Enrollment in an online course comes with a special discount code.

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Buttercream Flower
Starter Kit

The Buttercream Flower Starter Kit is the perfect assortment of tools to get you started. This set conveniently has every piping tip you need to create all 49 flowers & fillers demonstrated in the class. The tool kit includes: Flower nail (1), wooden nail block (1), piping tips (17), flower lifter scissors (1) and plastic couplers (2).
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Buttercream Flower <br>Starter Kit

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Private and Group Classes

For more hands-on instruction, sign up for a live class with buttercream flower expert, Liz Shim. These classes provide more in-depth troubleshooting, hands-on correction and allow for plenty of practice to prefect your buttercream skills. Both private one-on-one classes and group classes are offered in various cities.
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