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How to Pipe a Basketweave

This technique turns any treat into beautiful baskets. Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, bridal or any Spring and summertime theme. This technique creates a two-dimensional woven-look design. Use for baskets, fences, or to completely cover the side of a cake.
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Step 1

Fit decorating bag with basketweave decorating tip 47 and fill 1/2 full or less with medium consistency icing.

Step 2
Step 2

Hold the decorating bag at a 45° angle at 6:00, with tip lightly touching the surface of the iced cake and the serrated side of the tip up. Squeeze, allowing icing to attach to surface, then continue squeezing out a vertical strip of icing from the top of the cake to the bottom. Stop squeezing; pull tip away.

Step 3
Step 3

With bag at a 45° angle at 3:00, squeeze out short horizontal stripes of icing over the vertical line starting at the top. Spacing between horizontal stripes should be the same as the width of the tip opening; the length for each stripe should be identical.

Step 4
Step 4

Squeeze next vertical line over ends of horizontal stripes. Start next set of horizontal stripes by burying the tip under the first (or previous) vertical line.

Step 5
Step 5

Repeat vertical lines then horizontal stripes, always piping a single vertical line, until you have covered the area with basketweave. Each new set of lines should fit between the previous set.


Always pipe a single vertical line, then pipe short horizontal stripes.

Having the cake surface at eye level, on a turntable, makes this technique easier.

Try using different tips: stars, rounds, serrated side of basketweave tip down or combining two different tips, to vary the woven basket effects.

If done on the side of a cake, ice the cake first.

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Buttercream icing ((medium consistency))



Tip: 47 (Basketweave Decorating Tip for practice)


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How to Pipe a Basketweave is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 279.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The real skill of making a basketweave cake is not starting the weave; it is ending the weave. This instructional page would have more helpful if it had shown how the decorator ended the weave and how the decorator achieved it.
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I used this technique as my final cake in Wilton's Flowers and Cake design decorating course. At first I was a little intimidated but my teacher showed me how. And once I got started it was pretty easy to do. I loved how my cake turned out. I was impressed by my skills! LOL!! I think this type of decoration is perfect to celebrate Easter. You can make it look like an Easter basket by piping green grass on top and add colorful eggs on top. Or add some simple flowers like I did to mine. And also to give as a gift basket for any occasion and fill the top with edible accents to it. If you would like to see a picture of my cake you can see it on my Facebook page by following this link
Date published: 2013-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Busketweave))looks so real, it takes time to learn how to make it perfect but since you get it you will love it!!
Date published: 2013-03-13
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