Guesswork is a luxury no-one can afford.

Sure you can guess, make mistakes and eventually learn from them. Although doable, learning how to make a cake by trial and error takes years. Who’s got time, money, and patience for that in today’s busy world?

Master modern buttercream cakes


not in 5 years…

Avoid cake fails

Air bubbles, leaning, bulging,  melting, condensation etc are a thing of the past.

Do more with less time

Time saving recipes & systems that cut your time in the kitchen in half.

Create with confidence

Say hello to stunning buttercream cake designs you never thought possible.

Teaching yourself to make a cake is


Are you trying to figure it out alone?

You waste a lot of time combing the Internet for cake knowledge.

You’re fed up with having to watch so many different Youtube videos, trying different recipes from cake blogs, scrolling through Instagram and Tiktok in an attemtp to teach yourself how to make a decent looking buttercream cake. 

You don't know how to make sense of all the free information.

Free information is easy to access, but they overwhelm you. Everyone is telling you to do something different, and you don’t know who to trust. You just want something simple that works. 

You lack the confidence you desire to excecute cake ideas in your head.

You got lots of ideas and inspo which seem straight forward enough in your head. However, because you keep second-guessing yourself, you can never really be confident in your ability to execute your great ideas. 

I get it.

I understand how hard it is to learn on your own.

I did the same thing ten years ago, teaching myself how to make cakes from watching Youtube & scrolling cake blogs. I wasted years making many mistakes I could have easily avoided if  someone had just told me. Don’t get me wrong, I learned plenty from those mistakes BUT it was a long, lonely journey. 

From my 10 year experience as a leading buttercream cake designer and teacher, I created this course to shorten the journey for you. You don’t need to experience as many setbacks and frustrations as I did while striving to achieve buttercream cake mastery.

Being able to create stunning buttercream cakes can happen for you sooner than you think.  

Thao. x

Thao 3






Implement the 4-step framework and 

you'll make cakes like these

with ease

Blue watercolour cake with greenery and white chocolate sail
Two tier concrete cake with purple orchids

Control How You Learn

Start whenever, learn in your own time & at your own pace.

Lifetime Access

Get access to course materials for
LIFE! Yes, no time restrictions here.

Lifetime Support

With lifetime support from Thao & our student community, you’ll never be alone!

3 steps

for creating stunning

buttercream cakes with confidence


ENROLL in Buttercream Cake Mastery


IMPLEMENT our 4-step framework


CREATE stunning cakes with confidence

What do Youtube, blogs, Instagram &

Tiktok have

in common?

Have you ever clicked on one interesting video and 45 minutes later, you’re still there and you’ve watched like 10 other random videos? Haha, we know! It’s super time-wasting and it drains your brain cells but we’ve all been there.  

Free content on Youtube, blogs, Instagram & Tiktok are designed to acquire views. Their purpose is to keep you on these platforms for as long as possible. The currency you pay with  is your attention and time. Yes you can definitely pick up some great cake tips and tricks from free content. But most often, it’s better to pay for focused, streamlined knowledge than to waste hours, months and years filtering through random, free tutorials. 

If you’re serious about learning how to make stunning buttercream cakes fast, you deserve specialised content that are designed to SAVE TIME. Though it is an investment upfront, you’ll end up saving a ton of money and time when you learn ONE complete buttercream cake system inside Buttercream Cake Mastery.

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My Holy Grail Manual

Rated 5 out of 5
December 15, 2022

I have been fortunate enough to attend one of DTC’s classes before they took it online so I knew what I was getting into when I purchased her buttercream cake mastery. If you think you can’t ever make a ‘fancy’ cake, I promise you this will surprise you! Its equipped with so much details and it will never leave you hanging or wondering what to do at any point!


Buttercream Cake Mastery

Rated 5 out of 5
December 5, 2022

I’ve took the course and everything was much more easier, I’ve learned so much. I truly recommend it. Just love it!

Adriana Maldonado Rodero

Such great buttercream

Rated 5 out of 5
December 3, 2022

I love it. So do my customers! Win win!

Kirsten Cameron


Rated 5 out of 5
December 2, 2022

I love this whole course! I use the recipes time and time again for birthday cakes and other occasions and it’s been such a blessing to find something so easy to use and so delicious. Highly recommend to anyone!


For me the most important thing about this course was how to make more in less time, and also a very important thing is the decoration instructions.

Rated 4 out of 5
December 2, 2022

It is a really good buttercream recipe, i am a little on the sweeter side that this recipe but for people who dont like sweet cakes it is just perfect.

I live in Mexico, so a really important thing for me is how my customers like and prefer flavors, which is something i found lately in courses of other places in the world, the taste is great but also you need to understand your customers and what it is preferred in your region.

Carla Hoffmann P.


Rated 5 out of 5
December 2, 2022

If you looking for a course where written material and videos are easy to follow and constantly updated with invaluable information then this one is for you!




By the end of this course, you will have

mastered these

dream skills

blue cake with pink drip
Two tone concrete cake with flowers
Pink watercolour cake with flowers
square concrete cake with blue isomalt decorations


Buttercream Cake







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You will need some basic cake making equipment if you don’t already have them. These are: a stand-mixer, a cake turntable, a cake scraper and offset spatulas. Inside the course, we give you a list of tools, equipment and supplies we recommend, including budget & investment options as well as what not to waste your $$ on. You can start slow, and build up your investment of tools as you go. 

The course contains video, presentations and written materials that have been thoroughly prepared for you to be able to consume in your own time. There is no live aspect to the course except the support. When you ask a question in the course or in the FB group, you’ll get an answer from Thao and other fellow students in real time. 

You can enroll now to take advantage of the limited time offer and start the course whenever you’re ready. It is a self-paced course, which means you can go through it at a pace that suits YOU. The plus side is, it doesn’t matter when you do the course, your access to lifetime support is there when you need it. 

DTC cakes are similar in texture to butter or pound cakes, somewhere in the middle between a sponge and a mud cake. They are not too heavily dense nor too light, a perfect structure to team with buttercream.

At DTC, nothing is just a recipe. Vanilla cake recipes are aplenty on the Internet. What makes ours special is the fact that it forms the basis for a whole entire baking system. If the vanilla cake on its own is a 10, the whole DTC baking system is a 100. Everything we teach form a cohesive system that are designed to give you ‘long term’ success. For this reason, the DTC Vanilla Cake isn’t available as a standalone recipe. 

However, if you would like to try one of our cake recipes, check out The Perfect Chocolate Cake. 

The vanilla cake recipe is the same in both courses. However, The Versatile Baker goes into much more depth about the recipe itself in terms of purpose, adaptability and flavour making system. Think of Buttercream Cake Mastery as your one stop shop to learn about how to make a modern buttercream cake from start to finish and The Versatile Baker as a more specialised study about baking and flavour making.

The DTC buttercream recipe is our unique recipe, based from a French buttercream recipe and uses whole eggs. The techniques taught in this course can be applied with Italian meringue and Swiss Meringue buttercream for comparable results. 

Similar to the DTC Vanilla cake recipe, our DTC buttercream recipe, although extremely silky and delicious, isn’t just a recipe. It forms part of an entire buttercream cake making system. Having the recipe alone won’t give you the long term, lasting results you deserve. You need our whole buttercream system for that. 

Buttercream Cake Mastery helps you build the right modern buttercream cake making foundation. It is an A-Z course that covers baking as one of its modules (DTC vanilla cake recipe included). However, The Versatile Baker goes into a lot more depth regarding the science behind the baking process and the DTC baking system. The only overlapping information between the two courses are the DTC Vanilla Cake recipe and some basic baking knowledge.

For a comprehensive comparison of the two courses, click here.

Our team has worked extremely hard to ensure that the content included in this course is as detailed and beneficial to as many people as possible. However, we do understand that everyone’s learning style is different. This is why we offer a 7 Day Money Back Guarantee. You can take a look around the course, check out our PDFs and videos to familiarise yourself with our teaching method. If you decide that this course isn’t for you, just send us an email within 7 days of purchasing the course. We will ask you to complete a short questionnaire and then process your refund.  Simple as that!

Yes, you will! For more on Certificates, click here.

My cakes used to be delicious but ugly as sin – now I can make gorgeous cakes! 

Jacquelyn Kyle

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    Phase 1: ORGANISE

    Creative makers tend to focus on the physical side of the creation process but don’t have any clear idea about what they really want out of it long term, or have any tangible strategy to get there. This phase seeks to solve that problem by helping you set up correctly from the get go.

    Phase 2: STANDARDISE

    This phase focuses on implementing standardisations throughout the cake making system, in order to achieve reliable and consistent results, every time. This is where you learn to dramatically cut down your time in the kitchen by adopting our extremely efficient recipes and methods.

    Phase 3: CREATE

    Let the fun begin. Learn everything you need to know about the cake creation process, the DTC way. That means quick, simple and fun!

    Phase 4: DECORATE

    The best part about cake making, cake decorations! All the hard work leads to this, where you can dress your cake in all the cool edible things and watch your vision come to life!


    Recipes, charts, ratios, all the done-for-you things to make your buttercream cake life hassle-free. 

    Before & After the course

    For the first 4 months of 2020, we donated $17,000 AUD to organisations that helped, and continue to help, those affected by the devastating bushfires that ravaged Australia:

    Foodbank NSW – $4316

    Wildlife Victoria – $4317,

    Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal – $4316,

    National Bushfire Disaster Appeal – $2025,

    Vets for Compassion – $450,

    Foodbank Victoria – $1575.

    Between May 2020 and August 2021, we donated all proceeds to Foodbank Victoria who are doing incredible work to help with the COVID-19 Food Crisis.  To date (end of August 2021) we have donated a total of  $7251.00 to Foodbank Victoria. 

    You can read more about the amazing work they’re doing here: Foodbank Victoria.


    From October 2021, all donations will be made to Impact For Women, who are making a difference for women and children escaping extreme violence at home.

    Impact For Women – $1587.55

    Vinnies Flood Appeal – $777

    Foodbank QLD – $663

    Foodbank Victoria – $429