Cake decorating techniques using the piping method have been one of the most creative ways to decorate a cake. In fact, it is the most basic and traditional form of decorating a cake. A simple round or square cake can be turned into a very beautiful and elegant cake by just adding some piped icing patterns. The most commonly used icings for piped designs on cakes are buttercream 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.
If you are new to cake decorating and want to learn piped cake decorations, I believe the information I have compiled on this page will be of use to you. If you familiar with basic piped cake decorating techniques, and would like to go one step further to try out more challenging piping techniques, be sure to check out my advanced piping techniques page.
A great starting point for learning piped decorations is to get to know the tools needed. You will basically need buttercream or royal icing, piping bags and nozzles or tips. With these basic tools, you are ready to master the art to piped cake decorating techniques!
If you are wondering where or how to start learning this art, the best way would be to watch someone doing it and then you go on to practice it yourself. Hands on practice is the best way to master piping techniques fast. You can join a local cake decorating class, or join any Wilton Cake Decorating Classes in your locality. Another option, if you are not sure about local cake decorating classes is to enroll into online classes.
|The Wilton MethodÂ®: Buttercream Skills - $29.99|
Learn to pipe the buttercream decorations of your dreams, and apply your skills through three festivity-friendly cake projects. Expert cake decorator Beth Somers teaches all the essentials, from achieving the perfect icing consistency and color to filling and handling different styles of decorating bags. With confidence in the basics, you'll be ready to use star tips to pipe borders, zigzags, scrolls, and much more. Attach a round tip to start piping stringwork, latticework, Cornelli lace and writing. Then switch to petal, basket weave and grass tips to pipe textured decorations that make your designs pop! You'll even use a flower nail to bring ribbon roses and shaggy mums to life with ease.
I have personally used practice boards in practicing my piping skills. I got my practice board when I enrolled into a Wilton basic decorating class locally here in Malaysia. And my recommendation on the practice boards above is based on my own experience. To master piping skills, you would need to practice alot and using these practice boards is a truly awesome way to pick up the skill fast.
Here are some of my practice piping photos:
I have personally used practice boards in practicing my piping skills. I got my practice board when I enrolled into a Wilton basic decorating class locally here in Malaysia. And my recommendation on the practice boards above is based on my own experience. To master piping skills, you would need to practice a lot and using these practice boards is a truly awesome way to pick up the skill fast.
Hope I was able to provide some help to all those who are looking at sharpening their cake decorating piping skills.
Thank you for reading :)