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How to Pipe Dots


Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Hold bag at a 90° angle with the tip almost touching surface. Steadily squeeze out a dot of icing, lifting the bag slightly and keeping tip in icing as it builds up into a small mound.

Step 2

To end, stop pressure and pull tip away.

Step 3

For balls: Follow dot instructions, building the mound larger.

To smooth icing: After piping, pat smooth using finger dipped in cornstarch.

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Buttercream icing (medium consistency)

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How to Pipe Dots is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this technique for a birthday cake. I like the simplicity. The directions here are clear. If I had more practice, applying these in a pattern on the side of a cake would have been a breeze. But I wish I had the tilting cake Turner.
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from About the most simple and easy decoration. Makes any cake, cookie, cupcake, or pop look pretty. Looks great in any color.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super versatil. Can use them just about anywhere!
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really love the versatility of the dots but I do find that frequently I don't get smooth dots I kind of have to flatten the top a little once it starts to crust. Even when I remove pressure from the bag before I lift I still get a tip on it. Might be a consistency problem though.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy way to bring up the border into the cake. And looks great.
Date published: 2010-12-06
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