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Swirl Drop Flowers

Swirl Drop Flowers

Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream directly on your cake, or pipe in royal in advance and place your flowers anywhere. Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal.

E-Motion

E-Motion

E-Motion works best for bottom borders or western lariats. If you need to change positions while piping a border, push in tip at the end of the “e” and continue for a smooth look.

Roses

Roses

Create this magnificant rose—the most popular icing flower of them all. With practice, your roses will have the just-picked look of real fresh garden roses!

Shell

Shell

The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It’s the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.

Sotas

Sotas

The lacy texture of Sotas looks great on borders, outlined areas and as a background for flowers. Use only a small amount of thinned icing—this puts less pressure on your hands.

Vines

Vines

Curving vines gently rise and fall to add a beautiful touch to your floral cake. They work wonders as a cake side accent.

Zig Zag

Zig Zag

The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!

Clouds (with color mist)

Clouds (with color mist)

Creating Clouds with Color Mist™ is a breeze! Because Color Mist works like an airbrush, you can add the subtle color variations needed for a cloud background on your cake top.

Star Drop Flower

Star Drop Flower

Drop flowers are a great way to add flowers quickly. Pipe drop flowers in buttercream icing directly on your cake, or make them in advance using royal icing and place your flowers anywhere. Flowers will be sharper in definition when piped in royal. The star drop flower is the easiest to make because the tip does all the work for you.

Balloons

Balloons

Let your cupcakes mirror the party décor. Make the balloons piped on top the same color as the real balloons you use as decoration!

1M Swirl

1M Swirl

Here is another quick way to decorate your cupcakes or cakes. It just takes minutes to pipe a fancy iced swirl and add colorful sprinkles.

Ball

Ball

The ball shape makes bold borders and is the first step to learn for figure piping. Vary the basic look by adding stars, dots or spirals on the ball shapes.

Bead

Bead

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.

Dots

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.

Grass/Fur

Grass/Fur

The grass tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the grass tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Our step-by-step video shows you how!

Heart

Heart

Go ahead, show them how much you love them by embellishing your cakes with these sweet hearts.

Outline

Outline

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

Print Writing

Print Writing

Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.

Ruffle

Ruffle

Ruffles add a decorative top border to your cakes or cupcakes. Pipe ruffles around plaques or to trim doll dresses or bonnets.

Star

Star

The star tip creates the most popular, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Use for borders, details such as buttons and facial features, flower centers, filling in cakes baked in shaped pans.