Signature Techniques

Innovative techniques that set us apart.

 Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes is world renowned for their mastery of “Contemporary Buttercream Art” and this makes them if not exclusive, one of the very few in the WORLD. Their exquisite designs and new techniques makes them in demand. Their contribution to this artistry is unparalled and incomparable to any other artists because most of the techniques are developed by them. They are based in London and teach UK wide, also in Asia, Europe, America, Middle East, Australia and the rest of world. Most of the classes that they teach are their ORIGINAL so you would not find any other artists who teach those techniques anywhere in the world. All the classes are headed by Valeri and Christina, two teachers, thus, giving each student maximum attention in the class.

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Stained Glass Art Technique

Stained Glass Art is one of their Signature styles and techniques. Valeri and Christina have made an imprint to this technique that if you see a cake done in this style, you can easily recognize that it’s theirs. The way they do the Stained Glass is the closest to the real thing! It does indeed look like those shiny pieces of glass put together! All secrets are shared in their classes!

This Class will surely bring out the artist in you! You will be surprised that by the end of the class, even though you DO NOT have any artistic background, you will be able to draw and paint like a PRO! We have lots of tips to share and we have developed techniques for you to achieve a stunning masterpiece!

Beadwork Piping Technique

Another original technique by Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes! Turn needles and threads into Buttercream and piping bags to create this amazing Beaded Art. You will learn the most effective and easy way to create such intricate craft.

This Beadwork finish is truly mesmerizing! It is a very impressive finish that anyone who looks at it asks if they are made with real beads (and then poke them to check), then will have a second look (makes them want to poke more) or say OUCH! because they imagine that the ladies have piped thousands of “buttercream beads” to create such stunning edible masterpiece.

Valeri and Christina will teach you the secret and you will be surprised how EASY it is. You will have to be warned though that this technique is highly addicting! ? And again, you do not need any specialized tools, just your yummy buttercream and piping bag. Simple and cheap and can be done in minutes as well.

Bas Relief Piping Technique

Another technique popularized by Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes!

Ancient kind of carving or sculpture in which the figures or decorations are raised a few inches from a flat background to give a three-dimensional effect, this style is achieved by using variety of piping tips with monochromatic tinted buttercream. Valeri and Christina will teach you all essential tips and techniques for you to better understand correct flower piping work.

All fine details are piped on the side of the cake directly. That is where the biggest challenge is so we will teach you lots of techniques to guide you and get confidence.

Buttercream Imprinting

This amazing “Imprinting” technique is a Queen of Hearts Couture Cakes ORIGINAL!

This technique is NOT airbrushed and NOT painted and most definitely NOT an edible print…but BUTTERCREAM design is IMPRINTED on BUTTERCREAM. Impossible??? Yet again we have developed and perfected this impressive technique. We will not be using any special tools in this class..just piping bags! Your cake would seem to be gift-wrapped with those fancy papers..only edible! Plus loads of other techniques.

This technique is very versatile that only your imagination is the limitation. From animal prints to florals to patchworks, anything! Valeri and Christina will show you how easy it is to do this technique and everything else that you need to learn about it, and of course they will also provide you lots of inspiration and ideas.

Flower Piping Technique
Flower piping is an age old art using various piping tips to create beautiful blooms. To create such pretty pieces, one needs to understand the right positioning, pressure, angle and so many other factors. Through our books and extensive teaching experiences, we are able to impart students our expertise whether you are a complete beginner or  just a hobbyist.
Palette Knife Painting Technique

Ready to take your painting skills to the next level??? You would be truly surprised about what beautiful art Palette Knives and Buttercream can do. In this class, you will discover the Van Gogh in you!

Valeri and Christina will not just teach you how to tint your buttercream and how to create subtle blended effect that looks like your cake has been airbrushed..they will teach you everything you will need to know about the strokes, proper position and handling, discuss the differences of each of the pallete knives, how to blend colours properly, shadowing and so much more.

You will be taught the MAIN STROKES so you are able to make ANY beautiful flowers you can ever think of like Sunflowers, Hydrangeas, Peonies, filler flowers, leaves and so much more!

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