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8 Ways to Decorate with Tip 83

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Looking for some fun and unique ways to decorate your cupcakes? Try creating some fun designs using specialty decorating tip 83. Commonly used to pipe little "X" shapes, this decorating tip can also be used to pipe everything from shells to zig-zags. Up your cupcake decorating game with these eight fun and clever ways to use decorating tip 83!

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    How to Pipe a Rosette
    How to Pipe a Rosette

    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.

    How to Pipe a Cactus
    How to Pipe a Cactus

    Star and round tips are not only used for details, they can also be used to pipe beautiful succulents and cacti.

    How to Pipe a Zig Zag
    How to Pipe a Zig Zag

    The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake?they look great!

    demonstration of repeated motion to make a continuous chain of buttercream shells
    How to Pipe a Shell Border

    The shell is one of the most versatile icing decorations. Use it to pipe a simple border or pipe rows of shells to accent or cover a cake. Try piping shells in multiple colors and in combination with other decorations like dots or zigzags to create your own unique designs!

    Reverse Shell
    Reverse Shell

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

    How to Pipe a C Motion
    How to Pipe a C Motion

    This is a great technique to use as waves on water or for beach scene cakes! For water, use blue colored icing, or try a two-tone look using blue and white icing in the same bag.

    How to Pipe Dots
    How to Pipe Dots

    Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.

    Purple piped cornelli lace
    How to Pipe Cornelli Lace

    The random lacy design of this free-form technique depends on the continuous curving lines that do not overlap or touch. Can be used in a small design area or on an entire cake surface. Good for wedding, anniversary and other formal event cakes, but lends itself to more casual themes, as well.

    How to Pipe a Fleur De Lis
    How to Pipe a Fleur De Lis

    An iconic decorative symbol representing European royal coat of arms. The swirled shells of Fleur de Lis represent a stylized lily.