I was wondering if anyone knows how to pipe a figure. I have a vague idea but never have done it before. I have a design i want to execute and enter into the contest and i want to add a piped figure that is bloody. i have seen clowns but i want an upper half of a human torso that is piped in buttercream. with buttercream arms and head. i can't find any instructions on this website for this. is figure piping a dying art?
As suggest above go to Wilton's website. Figure piping is just logs and balls. You can use the clown direction with a round tip and it will give you more like a person's body. I'd use a gumball for the head myself, but if you just want it all buttercream then I'd take stiff buttercream and roll it into a ball.
Get out some icing, a piece of wax paper and some round tips and start playing around.
i'd be interested too.
roland winbeckler has some books on it...if you look them up on amazon, you could see the covers...that might help.
he does some of the bigger ones over ice cream cones
here's the book to read: