Ball Zoom


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.
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Step 1

Decorate with: Round tip 8 and medium consistency icing. Hold bag at 90° straight up with tip slightly above surface.

Step 2
Step 2

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.

Step 3
Step 3

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.

Step 4

Hint: Vary the basic look by adding stars, dots or spirals on the ball shapes.

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Buttercream icing (medium consistency)




Disposable Decorating Bags

Disposable Decorating Bags

Standard Coupler

Standard Coupler

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Ball is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 61.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love to use this easy boarder as a decoration also. I love to create a lace and pearl cake and I use the ball dusted with pearl powder to create the strand of pearls. So easy and it turns out looking super cute and elegant!
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this on a cake for Easter. It was easy and looked nice, but it takes time to get the right round shape.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy but requires patience to get a uniform look around the border.
Date published: 2011-01-16
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