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How to Pipe an Outline


Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Hold bag at 90° angle and touch tip to surface. Squeeze at starting point so that icing sticks to surface.

Step 2

Now, raise the tip slightly and continue to squeeze. The icing will flow out of the tip while you direct it along surface.

Step 3

To end an outline, touch tip back to surface, stop squeezing and pull away.

Step 4

To smooth icing: After outlining and filling in area with icing, pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch.

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Buttercream icing (thin consistency)

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How to Pipe an Outline is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy and simple. Looks great on cakes, cookies, cupcakes.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is soooooooooooooooooooooo fun and easy to do.
Date published: 2011-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really easy technique to utilize when frosting cakes. Helps to maintain cake pan details for frosting with stars, etc. Usually after frosting with crumb layer, details can get lost. Also used when doing color flow icing too.
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If your line keeps breaking you need to thin your frosting a bit. You could also try adding a little Wilton piping gel to help the frosting "stretch" a bit.
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I find outlining everything makes it much easier to fill in. It gives you a border. It's like coloring when I was a kid. I always outlined everything and it looked neater when I was done.
Date published: 2010-12-04
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