How to Pipe an Icing Star Drop Flower


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.
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Step 1
Step 1

Using a decorating bag fitted with a drop flower tip, hold the bag straight up, with the tip just touching the surface.

Step 2
Step 2

Squeeze and let the icing build to form a flower. Use light pressure to form a small flower; add more pressure to form a bigger flower.

Step 3
Step 3

Stop squeezing before pulling tip away. Pipe a center if desired using tip 2, 8 or 18.

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Whether you are frosting a cake or piping decorations, the consistency of the icing is key to getting the right results. Too soft and your decorations will droop. Too stiff and your icing will be difficult to spread.

Decorating with a bag and tip is one of the most fundamental skills in cake and dessert decorating. Here are some basics to get you started.

How to Pipe an Icing Star Drop Flower
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