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Essential Cake Skills for Making the Perfect Birthday Cake

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Learn all of the most essential beginner cake decorating skills to make beautiful layer cakes. Cake Instructor Erin Martin walks you through every step of baking and decorating the perfect birthday cake to build your cake confidence. In this course you will learn:

  • 2 Cake Flavors
  • 2 Frosting Styles (American Buttercream and Italian Buttercream)
  • How to Level a Cake
  • Secrets for Keeping your Cake Super Moist
  • How to Stack a Cake
  • How to Fill a Cake
  • How to Crumb Coat
  • Easy Final Coat Decorating Styles
  • Smooth Final Coat
  • Piping Techniques
  • Final Decorating Tips
  • BONUS: How to Make Cake Cones


Your Instructor


Erin Martin
Erin Martin

My name is Erin Martin and I own ECBG Cake Studio. Standing on the pillars of delicious and from-scratch quality products, bold artistry, girl power, and fierce entrepreneurial grit, my team and I make crazy beautiful cakes in Chicago and the surrounding area! I believe in knowing and enforcing your worth, empowering and collaborating with others in the industry, bringing light and education to my community, and having fun while doing it!


Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Buttercream Frostings
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  Building & Decorating Your Birthday Cake
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  Bonus Lessons
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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