How to Make Scalloped Shingles

Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Before starting, use a Food Writer or small dots of icing to mark spacing between shingle sections.

Step 2

Using a Tip 3 (or any small round tip), hold the bag straight out and touch the tip to the surface.

Step 3

Squeeze a dot to attach the starting point to the surface.

Step 4

As you pipe a line, lift the tip slightly away from the surface.

Step 5

Move the tip towards the next point, letting the line of icing “drop” as it naturally forms an arc.

Step 6

Push the tip back to the surface, placing the tip on the end point of the shingle.

Step 7

Repeat all steps until a row of shingles completed.

Step 8

On the last point of the shingle, stop squeezing and pull away.

Step 9

Stagger the next row of shingles so that the start and end point of a new shingle connects with the midpoints of two arcs from the previous row.

Step 10


  • Play around with the width of the shingles.
  • This technique can also be used to create a string garland.

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