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.
Buttercream icing (medium consistency)
Fit decorating bag with tip 18 and fill 1/2 full or less with medium consistency icing.
Hold the bag at 90° angle (straight up) to the surface with tip between 1/8 in. and 1/4 in. above surface.
Squeeze the bag to form star. Increase or decrease pressure to change star size.
Stop pressure and pull tip straight up and away. After squeezing out a star, be sure to stop pressure completely before you pull your tip away. This will give you a perfectly formed star shape, without peaks.
This is a completed star.
See your project instructions for the correct size tip to use.
For a small star, try using Tip 13.
For a larger standard star, try using Tip 22.
For an extra-large star, try using tip 1M or 4B.