Tip Techniques

1M swirl

Use for extra large rosettes or to quickly ice cupcakes!

Apples

Great to make ahead or right on your cake using decorating tip #3.

Bachelor Buttons

The Bachelor Button is an excellent choice for a man's cake and adds interest to cakes featuring summer floral arrangements. This flower looks great in blue, pink, white or lavender.

Ball

Use to make bold borders. Also the first step for learning figure piping.

Balloons

Fun way to dress up any birthday cake.

Basketweave

This technique turns any cake or cupcake into beautiful baskets. Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, bridal or any summertime themed cake.

Bead

Great for borders, also the first step to learning figure piping.

C-motion

Great for borders.

Carnation

A carnation is a welcomed flower in any season—try it with a striped bag (stripe on narrow tip side) for lovely color variation.

Chocolate Lace Pieces

Add a touch of of elegance to your desserts with this simple technique.

Cornelli Lace

The perfect look for formal presentations, such as wedding and anniversary cakes.

Daffodil

No flower says spring more than the daffodil. Make them in a variety of colors - all yellow, white with different color center or just highlight the petal edges.

Daisy

Try these color combinations on your daisies—yellow petals with yellow or blue centers, violet or blue petals with yellow centers, peach petals with orange centers. Highlight the centers with Wilton Cake Sparkles or colored sugars which are extra fine texture.

Dots

Use for confetti, facial features, buttons and more.

Drop flowers

Quick and easy flowers for you cake.

E-motion

Great for borders.

Fleur de lis

Impressive decoration now generally synonymous with anything French.

Grass

Quick and easy way to fill color in quickly to your cakes.

Half Rose

Finish your petit fours or cupcakes with one pretty rosebud. Made in buttercream, this flat flower can be piped directly on the cake in your favorite colors.

Heart

Use for any occasion. Easiest way to say “I love you”.

Lattice

Reminiscent of garden themes, lattice can cover garland sections, imprinted areas, even entire sides of cake with spectacular results. Vary your tip selections for different looks--try round, star or basketweave tips.

Leaves

Give your cakes a garden look with leaves and flowers.

Lily

Lilies are glorious springtime flowers that grow in a variety of colors in the garden. With perfect pointed petals, they are the perfect addition to many cakes and fit almost any party color theme.

Outline

Use for outlining your characters or designs before filling in or use for facial features.

Pansy

The vibrant pansy features petals in complementary colors and a distinctive loop center. Pansies can be found in a wide variety of colors, including all yellow or all dark blue, white or purple petals with yellow centers.

Petunia

Just as petunias are versatile in your garden, these popular, reliable flowers are adaptable to so many cake decorating applications, too. The trumpet-shaped . blossoms of petunias come in many colors, with petal edges that are straight or ruffled. Arrange them as you would in the garden in a massed display with other flowers.

Primrose

Primrose come in so many vibrant colors, they are the perfect flower for almost any cake color scheme. Heart-shaped petals surround brilliant yellow star-shaped stamen – isn't Mother Nature grand?

Print writing

Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone’s name.

Puddle Faces

These cute faces add so much excitement and personalitly to your cake. And creating them is simple and fun!

Pull out star

Adds 3-d interest to your cakes.

Reverse shell

Great for borders.

Rope

A wonderful technique for finishing your piped baskets with pretty edging and handles. Excellent too for western or nautical theme cakes.

Rose

Create this magnificant rose—the most popular icing flower of them all.

Rosebud

Use to finish your petit fours or cupcakes.

Rosette

Ideal candle holders!

Ruffle

Ruffles add a decorative edging to any themed cake.

Script writing

Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone’s name.

Shell

Used for borders.

Spiral

It just takes minutes to pipe a fancy iced spiral to add pizzazz to your cake.

Star

Add dimension to your cakes.

Star border

Makes quick and easy borders.

Sweet peas

One of the fastest, easiest-to-make flowers.

Triple Star

The Triple Star pipes three perfect tip 18-sized stars at a time, making it fast and easy to fill in your cake. The proper wrist motion is essential to ensure that groups of stars interlock.

Using a Lily Nail

Vines

Add that 3-d garden charm look.

Violets

The Violet is an ideal “filler” flower. Use it to give an abundant look to all kinds of floral cakes. It looks beautiful in white and yellow as well as violet.

Wild Rose

A pretty year-round flower piped about the size of your nail head (number 7). If you prefer a more cupped shape, increase the angle you hold the tip—be sure to dry in flower formers to keep the curved shape.

Zig-zag puff

Quick and easy way to filling your outlines.

Zigzag

Use this technique to quickly cover your entire cake.

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