You may use star decorating tip 2D for piping rosettes and swirls, but it can be used for so much more. Larger than the standard star tips, decorating tip 2D is great for piping stars, zig-zags, rosettes and loops. With these three cakes, you can learn how you can put tip 2D to work, creating amazing detail and designs in no time!
Bake cakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool two cake layers (per cake). Level each layer to 2½ in. high.
Tint icing. Tint 7 cups icing blue, pink or green using color combinations provided. Combine Royal Blue, Violet and touch of Black icing colors to get blue color shown. Combine Rose and Ivory icing colors to get pink color shown. Combine Lemon Yellow and Moss Green icing colors to get green color shown. Ice, stack and crumb coat cake layers.
Decorate cakes. Prepare decorating bag with tip 2D and desired icing. Place cake on turntable.
Green Cake: Starting at base of cake, pipe stars around cake. Continue until covered.
Pink Cake: Starting at base of cake, pipe vertical rows of zig-zags around cake. Pipe rosettes to cover top of cake.
Blue Cake: Spatula ice top of cake smooth. Starting at base of cake, pipe horizontal rows of loops around cake, moving tip down and back up to starting position. Continue until covered. Pipe small swirls around top of cake. Sprinkle with rainbow nonpareils.
Learn how to pipe beautiful rosettes, big and small, to add charming floral accents. Rosettes are a great way to create quick decorations. Different tips create different “petal” effects. Rosettes can be used to add a simple floral accent to a dessert or to cover a cake or cupcake.
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.