To ensure the proper spacing of petals, try this trick: Pipe dots of icing with tip 103 on top of the lily nail, dividing it in fifths—visualize the points of a star. Pipe each petal centered over its dot.


Step 1: Make Petal

Line 1 5/8 inch lily nail with foil. Use tip 103. Insert tip into the cup of the nail, position wide end of tip down. Squeeze inside the nail and move up to outer edge. Turn nail and jiggle tip to form a ruffle, releasing pressure as you bring tip back down inside nail to starting point. Stop squeezing, lift away.

Step 2: Repeat

Repeat to make four more petals.

Step 3: Smooth Bases of Petals

Smooth bases of petals together at center of flower with a dampened decorator brush. Using light pressure, pipe tip 16 star in center.

Step 4: Insert Five Stamen

Insert five stamens in center, sprinkle with Cake Sparkles.

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