How to Pipe a Succulent


Learn how to pipe a buttercream succulent.
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1
Step 1

Use a bag fitted with Tip 8. Hold the bag at a slight upward angle from the surface of the flower nail.

Step 2
Step 2

Starting on the outer edge, squeeze hard to form the base of the leaf. As you squeeze, slowly pull the tip slightly upwards (this will give the leaf a little lift).

Step 3
Step 3

Relax pressure as you pull away to form a leaf point. Stop squeezing before pulling tip away.

Step 4
Step 4

Rotate the flower nail and repeat the motion until you create an outer row of leaves.

Step 5
Step 5

Repeat the same motion as you pipe more rows to fill in the center of the succulent. As you move towards the center, position the tip at a higher angle until you are almost upright as you fill in the middle.

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