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.
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Step 1
Step 1

Using a decorating bag fitted with Tip 199, hold the bag straight up, with the tip just slightly above the surface.

Step 2
Step 2

Using heavy pressure, pipe the base of the cactus. Keep pressure steady as you pull upward to build the body of the cactus.

Step 3
Step 3

Keep piping until you reach your desired height. Stop squeezing before pulling tip away.

Step 4
Step 4

Using Tip 2, add dots throughout the cactus for extra detail. Pipe a small star on top using Tip 18.

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Buttercream icing (stiff consistency)

Kelly Green Icing Color

Kelly Green Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

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Disposable Decorating Bags

Disposable Decorating Bags

Standard Coupler

Standard Coupler

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How to Pipe a Cactus is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is such a cute little addition to any country theme or desert theme cake. I used it on a farewell cake for someone moving to Arizona. Everyone loved it. Remember, no two cactus are the same.
Date published: 2010-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one of the easiest decorations to make and it looks so awesome on a western theme cake! A couple of these definitely sets the mood.
Date published: 2010-12-03
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