8 Ways to Decorate Cupcakes Using Tip 1E


Commonly used to create drop flowers, the large 1E decorating tip can also be used to make amazing shells, stars and more. With this collection of 8 Ways to Decorate Cupcakes Using Tip 1E, you’ll learn how to use this tip to make elegant and fun designs that will make your treats pop! Prep your decorating bag with a collection of icing colors to get the unique looks shown here.
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Step 1

Bake cupcakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cupcakes in white cupcake liners.

Step 2

Tint icing. Divide icing equally among four bowls. Tint icing following color combinations provided.

Prepare decorating bag with tip 1E. Fill randomly with tinted icing, adding more of the lighter colors and less of the darker colors.

*Combine Violet and Pink icing colors to get purple color shown. Combine Pink and Orange icing colors to get pink color shown. Combine Orange and Pink icing colors to get orange color shown. Combine Kelly Green and Sky Blue icing colors to get teal color shown.

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Step 3

Decorate cupcakes.

Layered Shells Cupcake: Thinking of the cupcake like a clock, pipe one elongated shell at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00, starting in center of cupcake and working towards edge. Repeat, piping four more elongated shells on top of and in between first layer.

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Step 4

Rings of Shells Cupcake: Pipe tight shell border around edge of cupcake.

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Step 5

Sweet Shell Cupcake: Starting and edge of cupcake and working towards center, pipe five shells around cupcake, moving tip in clockwise direction. Pipe star in center.

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Step 6

Swirl Drop Flower Cupcake: Pipe swirl drop flowers around edge and in center of cupcake.

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Step 7

Stars and Shells Forever Cupcake: Pipe stars down center of cupcake. On right side of cupcake, pipe shells, moving tip in clockwise direction. Repeat on left side, moving tip in counter-clockwise direction.

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Step 8

Rosette Cupcake: Thinking of the cupcake like a clock, pipe one shell at 12:00, 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00, starting at edge and working towards center. Pipe rosette in center.

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Step 9

Shining Stars Cupcake: Pipe pull-out stars around edge and in center of cupcake, varying heights and sizes.

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Step 10

Rosette and Shells Cupcake: Pipe rosette in center of cupcake. Pipe shells around edge of cupcake.

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Learn how to pipe beautiful rosettes, big and small, to add charming floral accents. Rosettes are a great way to create quick decorations. Different tips create different “petal” effects. Rosettes can be used to add a simple floral accent to a dessert or to cover a cake or cupcake.

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The pull-out star technique can be used for fun, furry creatures, or for textured hair for your cakes.

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.

Reverse shells look spectacular as top and bottom borders and as framed areas on your cake.

Pipe flowers with a simple straight up motion. Used sparingly, star drop flowers make delicate accents (especially those made with smaller tips) and are also great fill-in decorations. Using different tips will create different flower effects. Tip 1B is perfect for making hydrangeas, whereas tip 225 creates delicate blossoms.

One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.

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