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