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How to Pipe a C Motion


This is a great technique to use as waves on water or for beach scene cakes! For water, use blue colored icing, or try a two-tone look using blue and white icing in the same bag.
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Step 1

Fit decorating bag with decorating tip and fill 1/2 full or less with medium consistency icing.

Step 2
Step 2

Hold the decorating bag at a 45° angle at 3:00 (9:00 for left-handed decorators) with tip slightly above the surface. Squeeze out icing with even pressure, curving tip down and around to the right as if writing a "c". (Left-handed decorators will pipe reverse c's like a comma shape by following the same procedure as above, just curving tip down and around to the left.) Relax pressure at the bottom of the "c" forming a "tail". Stop squeezing and pull tip away.

Step 3
Step 3

Reposition the tip at the same height as the previous "c" and repeat to complete the border, using a steady, even pressure.

Step 4
Step 4

To end, stop squeezing and pull tip away.

Step 5

Hint: Create a two-tone wave look using blue and white icing in the same decorating bag, or stripe the decorating bag with icing color.

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How to Pipe a C Motion is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is not "easy" to do but it is not all that difficult either. However, it makes a BEAUTIFUL border for many different types of cakes. I used it on the bottom layer of a tiered anniversary cake and it turned out wonderful. It adds some flair to the cake without being "too" much. I guess it sort of gives it a little bit of a sophisticated look. I used a smaller star tip and did it on the cake I did and it really made the cake. It requires a LOT of even pressure on the bags to make it come out pretty. A friend of mine used this on an "under the sea" themed cake and it turned out really pretty as well.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of the easiest techniques to do, and really dresses up a cake. Try using two colors painted on the opposite sides of the and different color icing which will give a 2 and 3 tone look, or put two colors of icing in the bag. Even children can master this with little trouble.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is another technique that I love using with my little ones. Its an easy to use technique and if you overlap them they make a great 3D look on cakes that really look as waves.
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An easy way to add depth and creativity to a cake. This technique is pretty easy to pick up, not too many factors to play with, and it adds more variety to a simple border cake.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this technique on my pirate ship cake. I used dark blue, light blue, and white frosting, just barely mixed together. It was very cool
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really love this technique. I used it on one of my cakes and used a thin line of white icing on top. I really looked like waves!
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You could also do a single motion like a cursive 'e' it takes less time, but unless you have practiced it can look a bit messy.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another gorgeous border. I've used this technique many times. Easy to do and very pretty.
Date published: 2010-11-29
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