Cake Decorating Techniques
Cake decorating techniques using the piping method have been one of the most creative ways to decorate a cake. A simple round or square cake can be turned into a very beautiful and elegant cake by just using the piped cake decorating patterns. The most commonly used icing for piped designs on cakes are buttercream icing, butter icing and royal icing. Chocolate ganache can also be used provided it is of a thick consistency.
There are many different and creative ways to decorate a cake with piped designs. An important point to consider in mastering this art of cake decorating is to practice often, as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Feel free to use the cake decorating lessons below to further enhance your cake decorating skills.
Basic tools needed:
- Piping bags and icing syringes
- Icing (butter icing, butter cream or royal icing)
Types of piped designs:
Pipe a circle of stars as the base of the pine tree. Top with another row of stars, this time slightly moving inwards. Continue until top. Finish off with one frilled star right on top.
Petal nozzlesDrop flower
Basket weave cake decoration
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