Cake Decorating - Basket Weave Technique

Cake decorating - basket weave technique is a very creative way to decorate a cake. It is mostly used to cover the sides of a cake. However, you can use your imagination and use this technique in any way that you like.

Basket weave cake decorating

Things needed to make this design:

  • A cake
  • Piping bag and nozzle
  • Butter icing or royal icing

Mark your cake with dots where you want the horizontal and vertical to be
  • First and foremost, prepare your cake. Fill your piping bag with butter icing or royal icing. Using a basket weave nozzle, pipe a vertical line on your cake. Then, mark small dots of icing all around your cake to guide you for the vertical lines. This is to make sure the lines are distributed all around the cake in equal intervals.

  • Next, pipe one horizontal line across the vertical line piped in the above step. Mark a small dot of icing below the horizontal line. Pipe out another long horizontal line below the dot, across the vertical line. Mark another dot right below it. Repeat until the entire vertical line is covered with horizontal lines.

  • Pipe a second vertical line using the marks marked in step one above as a guide. Make sure all the edges of the horizontal lines piped in the above step are hidden under this vertical line.

pipe another set of horizontal basket weave lines
  • Following that, you will need to pipe another set of horizontal lines as shown. Start each line from underneath the first vertical line right across the second vertical line until it reaches the third mark of the vertical lines.

pipe the third vertical line

  • Pipe the third vertical line, again, making sure the horizontal lines piped in the step above are well covered underneath.

repeat with another set of horizontal lines

  • Repeat another set of horizontal lines across the newly piped vertical one, as shown.

repeat till end

  • Repeat the process until the end and your cake decorating basketweave frosting design is ready.

basket cake

Want to learn another basketweave cake decorating technique? Click here to find out how to make basketweave design on your cake with just a fork.

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