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How to Pipe Beads


The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Hold bag at a 45° angle with the tip slightly above surface. Squeeze as you lift tip slightly so that the icing fans out.

Step 2

Relax pressure as you draw the tip down and bring the bead to a point; stop squeezing and pull away.

Step 3

For elongated beads: As you squeeze out the icing, slowly relax pressure to draw out a longer point.

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Ingredients

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Buttercream icing (medium consistency)

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Tip: 5 (Or any Round Decorating Tip)

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