How to Pipe a Star


One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.
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Step 1
Step 1

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

Step 2
Step 2

Squeeze the bag to form a star. Use light pressure to form a small star; add more pressure to make a bigger star.

Step 3
Step 3

Stop squeezing before pulling tip away.

Step 4
Step 4

To create a pull-out star, form the star, then continue squeezing and pull tip up and away. Decrease pressure as you reach the desired length.

Hint: See your project instructions for the correct size tip to use.

  • For a small star, try using Tip 13
  • For a larger standard star, try using Tip 22
  • For an extra-large star, try using tip 1M or 4B
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Buttercream icing ((medium consistency))

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Tip: 18 (or any star decorating tip)

 
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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.

How to Pipe a Star
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