Cascading Rosettes of Buttercream- Video Tutorial

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In this free cake decorating video tutorial, you will learn an elegant technique for creating cascading rosettes of buttercream. I absolutely love to cover cakes in buttercream piping!


Elegant Cascading Rosettes of Buttercream- A free cake decorating video tutorial by


This is one of those great piping techniques that looks SO impressive that nobody would ever believe how simple it actually is.

In fact, it has the appearance of rosettes that are piped individually in an overlapping pattern.

This cascading rosettes technique is every bit as beautiful as if we had piped the rosettes individually, but can be done with more consistency and in a fraction of the time.

Beautiful Cascading Rosettes of Buttercream! Free cake decorating video tutorial by! Gorgeous technique and surprisingly fast and simple!


No matter what your cake decorating skill level, you will be able to master the technique in no time.

Once you get the basic motion down, I think that you'll find that this style of decorating goes much more quickly than trying to create a perfectly smooth buttercream finish to your cakes!

It's nice to change things up now and then, isn't it?  In the cake video, we are using a Wilton 2D star tip.

A large 1M star tip will give you a very similar look. Whether you use a large star tip or experiment with various piping tips, I hope that you enjoy the technique! It's one of our favorites.

Materials for Cascading Rosettes of Buttercream:

In this video, I'm piping onto a freshly crumb coated 6" cake with our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream. Our Classic Vanilla Buttercream is a great choice as well.

The tier is on it's own cake board, cut down to the size of the cake.

Wilton 2D piping tip
Americolor Christmas Red Coloring Gel (for the pinky/peach color of our buttercream)


*This piping technique will work with any buttercream recipe that holds up well to piping. We used our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream frosting recipe but you can find other frosting choices in our!

Delicious Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe by The shortening in the recipe makes it a bit more warm-weather friendly! Perfect for piping!

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Free Video Tutorial for Gorgeous Cascading Rosettes of Buttercream! Learn this beautiful and surprisingly simple technique in's free tutorial!

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  1. Another gorgeous design! Very pretty and fabulous! I have learned to absolutely love textured buttercream. It is so much faster and far less boring than smooth buttercream. Love it! :)

  2. I agree with MsGF, thanks for another gorgeous cake design. I am also enjoying seeing different ways to use tips, nozzles, tubes, which ever way you call them.

  3. I agree...smooth buttercream is so love these fancy buttercream cakes. Beautiful color on this one too!

  4. Very nice. I was looking for a fresh buttercream idea that will go quickly on a work night. This will fit the bill nicely! Thanks for keeping BC videos coming

  5. Thank you all so much for your comments!! I'm so glad that you like the tutorial. It's such a fun technique, have fun experimenting!