Buttercream Secrets

  • Buttercream Perfection

    Learn my famous buttercream recipe and method which will give you silky smooth, spreadable and brilliant white buttercream each and every time.

  • Crumb Coat Success

    Not an easy task! Its very easy to damage your cake whilst crumb coating. Avoid the crumble and learn to successfully crumb coat your cakes in preparation for decorating.

  • Acheive a Smooth Final Coat

    Smooth Final coat
    Achieving a smooth final coat is what we as bakers all aspire towards. This gives your cakes the flawless finish we see all over social media. This however can be one of the more challenging techniques to master when it comes to decorating cakes.
    In this tutorial I’ll show you...

  • Buttercream Hack

    Never worry about your buttercream crystallising again with this need to know hack

  • Chocolate Buttercream

    Learn how to make delicious chocolate buttercream with Sims Sweets Cake Academy’s chocolate buttercream tutorial. In this tutorial, Sim, the founder and instructor at Sims Sweets Cake Academy, will guide you through the process of making smooth and creamy chocolate buttercream from scratch. You’l...

  • Layered Buttercream Effect

    Learn how to create a stunning layered buttercream effect for your cake with Sims Sweets Cake Academy! In this video tutorial, you will learn how to apply layers of coloured buttercream to your final coated cake and create a beautiful layered effect using a stainless steel scraper and a mini pale...

  • Patch Effect Buttercream Tutorial

    Jazz up your cakes with this stylish patch effect buttercream technique

  • Tie Dye Buttercream Effect

    In this video, you will learn how to create a stunning tie dye buttercream effect on your cakes. This technique is easy to follow and will give your cakes a colourful and vibrant look. You will need some basic tools and ingredients, such as piping bags, food colouring, and buttercream. Follow alo...

  • Summer Sponge Prep

    Welcome to Sims Sweets Cake Academy’s tutorial on Summer Sponge Prep! In this video, we’ll show you how to prepare your sponges for decorating in hot weather. We’ll also cover how the hot weather can affect the consistency of your buttercream. Whether you’re a professional baker or just starting ...

  • Black Buttercream

    Do you struggle to get your black buttercream jet black? Is dark grey the only colour you seem to achieve?Well I’m here to help! In this tutorial I’ll show you the products & methods you need to achieve a jet black buttercream.

  • WinterButtercream

    As we delve into winter & the weather gets colder, our buttercream can become unbearable to work with. In this tutorial I give you top tips to help prevent your buttercream from becoming solid and how to save your buttercream once it has solidified!

  • Perfecting Stencils

    Stencil cake
    In this tutorial Sims Sweets will show you how to give your cakes a luxury edge by adding a beautiful patterned stencil to the exterior of your cakes. You will learn the best buttercream consistency for a perfect application, how to correctly position your stencil, top tips & techni...