Ready to graduate from spatula icing to learning how to make buttercream cake borders? We’ve got 6 techniques for you to try that will give you professional-looking results, even if you’re a buttercream beginner.
We’ve arranged these buttercream border techniques in order of difficulty, from “not so scary” to “I’m feeling brave today.” If you feel like you need a little practice, try them out on some parchment paper or a countertop before attempting to pipe them directly on your cake.
All of these borders will work on a round, square or loaf cake—just pick a technique and follow the shape along the top or bottom border. Still need a visual? Scroll down for our helpful video.