Ruffles add a decorative top border to your cakes or cupcakes. Pipe ruffles around plaques or to trim doll dresses or bonnets.
Buttercream icing medium consistency
Decorate with: Petal tip 104 and medium consistency icing. Hold bag at 45° at 3:00 (9:00 for lefties) with wide end of tip lightly touching surface and narrow end facing away from surface.
As you keep the wide end against the cupcake, move wrist up to pull up icing.
Move wrist down to complete one curl of the ruffle.
Repeat up and down motion.
Raise and lower the narrow end as you move around the cake. Repeat this motion for the entire ruffle.
Hint: Moving your hand quickly up and down will give you a tight ruffle. For a looser look, move more slowly across the surface. Practice different looks to perfect your pressure control.