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This fun fowl is easy to figure pipe directly on your cake using stiff buttercream. Or, you can make them in advance using stiff royal icing on a waxed paper-covered cake board. If made in advance, be sure to store them away from bright or fluorescent light to prevent colors from fading.
The Chrysanthemum is a fall classic that’s easier to pipe than you would think. The secret to success--the curved opening of specialty tip #81 used with a simple leaf-making motion.
For the elephant trunk, use two lengths of plastic dowel rods as your guide, inserted in your stand-up rubber ducky cake before it is decorated. Cover the pieces with stars when the cake is complete.
For a life-like Lilac, tiny blossoms are attached in clusters over an elongated shell-shaped base. Arrange them on a cake top to create a memorable springtime treat!
To figure pipe mice with an oval shaped body, you will simply pull out the end of a dot. These quick and easy characters can be piped directly on your cake or cupcakes.
Piping a Flower on a Cupcake
A cupcake top is the perfect spot to plant a flower! Think of the circular surface as a flower nail on which you can pipe petals for a larger-than-life blossom. This technique will work for larger petal tips, such as tip 125 used here. Try your favorite petal shapes to create your own fantasy flower.
Reverse shells look spectacular as top and bottom borders and as framed areas on your cake.
Create this magnificant rose—the most popular icing flower of them all. With practice, your roses will have the just-picked look of real fresh garden roses!
You can count on our Sheep to draw attention to your cake. The figure piped body is rich with detail like the tapering snout, petal-shaped ears and shell-motion wool.
Vintage Sweet Pea
Sweet peas look even sweeter with a back petal to frame the top cupped petals. It’s a great way to add dimension and show off the color of this classic flower.