How to Pipe a Sunflower


Nothing says summer like the radiant Sunflower. For a fun alternative, make a smiling sun by replacing the stars on the center mound with a happy face.
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Step 1
Step 1

Attach a flower square to the flower nail with a little icing. Using a decorating bag fitted with tip 8, pipe a mound of icing to form the center of the sunflower. Pipe the mound as wide as you like.

Step 2
Step 2

Switch to a bag fitted with tip 352. Pipe a row of leaves around the bottom of the mound, turning the flower nail to create a row of outer petals. Pipe a second row, staggering petals on top of the first row to create a fuller look.

Step 3
Step 3

Switch to a decorating bag fitted with tip 18. Hold the bag straight up and pipe stars to create a texture effect on the mound of the sunflower.

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How to Pipe a Sunflower is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to make and very pretty! I made mine with buttercream icing directly on my cake. They tuned out great!
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have done this on cupcakes many times, I have the sunflower pan and use them as a team for teas. I have gotten to where I use oreos and mini oreos as the centers as this adds a little texture and fun to the cupcake.
Date published: 2012-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I used chocolate sprinkles in the middles and it looked great!
Date published: 2011-09-03
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