How to Pipe a Rosette

The rosette has the tight, swirling look of a rose, but is achieved in one continuous rotation, rather than with wrapped layers of petals. Single rosettes are also used as candleholders on top of a cupcake.
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Hold the bag at 90° angle with tip slightly above surface.

Step 2

Squeeze out icing to form a star.

Step 3

Without releasing pressure, raise tip slightly as you drop a line of icing on top of the star in a tight, complete rotation.

Step 4

Pull tip away, continuing the circular motion so that the tail maintains the circular shape of the rosette.

Step 5

To make a rosette border, pipe a line of uniform rosettes, touching one another.

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Buttercream icing (medium consistency)




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