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How to Pipe Beads

The bead shape makes impressive borders outlines and accents on letters and designs; also a cute trim on clothing and gingerbread houses. The basis for making piped hearts and figure piping.
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Step 1

Hold bag at a 45° angle with the tip slightly above surface. Squeeze as you lift tip slightly so that the icing fans out.

Step 2

Relax pressure as you draw the tip down and bring the bead to a point; stop squeezing and pull away.

Step 3

For elongated beads: As you squeeze out the icing, slowly relax pressure to draw out a longer point.

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Buttercream icing (medium consistency)



Tip: 5 (Or any Round Decorating Tip)


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How to Pipe Beads is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks so pretty on wedding cakes.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a very easy application but it looks great! I love to use pearl dust on white or cream icing and it gives the look of pearls! Such a fun and easy boarder or decoration.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super easy and makes a nice border.
Date published: 2011-01-21
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