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I am happy to do a round up on Bluprint cake decorating classes in the spirit of the National Craft Month for this month! Nearly 6 years ago, I got into the cake decorating world to learn how to make a first Sesame Street birthday cake for my oldest son. I was subscribed to a few of cake decorating blogs that I read often and I came across Craftsy (now Bluprint) after seeing an email about it. I decided to purchase a couple of classes to see if I liked the new course platform. Read on to see why I highly recommend Bluprint for your cake decorating journey! Disclaimer: I am a Bluprint affiliate but I always work with companies that I believe in and wouldn’t recommend any products/services that I don’t personally use.
What is Bluprint?
It is an online streaming platform dedicated to the creative niches by offering 1,300+ experts led courses on such as cake decorating, quilting, sewing, cooking, woodworking, painting, jewelry making, and a few more. They all have beginner, intermediate, and expert levels, so you can select classes on your level to start with.
How much does a Bluprint subscription cost?
I encourage you to do a 14 day free trial just to check it out. After the trial period ends, please see below for the plan options. It is $39.99 (at this time of writing) after the trial period ends for the first year only. I think the price is pretty a good deal for the first year with unlimited classes, extra 15% off on supplies, and free shipping. There is also a monthly option if you want to go that route. You can always cancel if you are unsatisfied with Bluprint.
Is Bluprint worth it?
Bluprint is much more than just classes. There are carefully crafted recipes, curated material list and expert instructor-led Question & Answer session included in the course. (Screenshots below) I can’t guarantee that the instructor answers every question in the course, There are also reviews by customers on the courses that may be helpful with your decision. You can consider Bluprint as a supplement to your continuing education or to keep you busy during a downtime. I watch courses when I’m watching dishes or doing some cake decorating work while sitting down. There are over 1,000 classes in every category you can think of in the creative maker field. I must note that some of classes are 5-10 years old but techniques and teaching are always great. There are new classes being released every year. You are not limited just to the cake decorating classes! With a Bluprint subscription, you can take courses on baking, photography, and options are endless. I 100% believe that my Bluprint subscription is worth the cost.
Bluprint Classes I’ve Taken
Below are 10 Bluprint classes that I’ve taken and enjoyed. You can click on the link to view the overview and play the preview to see if you’d be interested.
Beginner Cake Decorating
The Wilton Method Baking Basics by Beth Somers
This was the very first class I took. It has some great tips for baking cakes.
The Wilton Method Buttercream Skills by Beth Somers
This courses lays out the basic buttercream skills needed for a beginner cake decorator.
Better Buttercream by Erica O’Brien
I really enjoyed taking this class. The instructor teaches so well and very thorough. The course covers three buttercream styles (Italian, Swiss, and French). It will be great if you want to expand your buttercream skills.
Better Buttercream Stunning Techniques by Erica O’Brien
I was surprised to see that a craft twing can be used for cake decorating purposes!
Clean Simple Cake Design by Jessica Harris
I definitely recommend this course if you want to learn clean techniques for fondant work such as the wax transfer method.
Simply Modern Cake Design by Jessica Harris
This course covers modern fondant techniques such as honeycomb, metallics, and more. The course also comes with four contemporary templates exclusive to Bluprint members.
The Perfect Cupcake by Jennifer Shea
I always love Jennifer Shea’s classes. She teaches the material very well and is pleasant to watch. Her cupcakes just look amazing to look at!
Over The Top Cupcakes by Jennifer Shea
This course is definitely one of my favorites! It has so many fun techniques for expanding your cupcake skills. The recipes included covers cupcakes, frosting, macarons, bark, and more.
Photography Basics & Editing
If you want to improve your cake photography, this is the course to watch.
This course covers the basic editing in Adobe Lightroom (my photo editing software choice). It’s honestly the best photo editing software out there! I pay $10 a month to use Adobe Lightroom/ Photoshop through Creative Cloud.
Current Classes on My Watch List
I hope you give Bluprint online classes a try and see if you will add Bluprint to your list of cake decorating go-to resources! Please let me know if you have any questions about the streaming service in the comments. Happy watching!