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.
Buttercream icing medium consistency
Decorate with: Round tip 8 and medium consistency icing. Hold bag at 90° straight up with tip slightly above surface.
Squeeze the bag, applying a steady, even pressure. As the icing begins to build up, raise the tip with it, but keep the tip buried in the icing.
Stop squeezing as you bring the end of the tip to the surface. Lift the tip up and pull away from your piped ball. Use the edge of the tip to shave off any point so that your ball is nicely rounded.
Hint: Vary the basic look by adding stars, dots or spirals on the ball shapes.