I am doing the wedding cake in the new Wilton Yearbook titled Lace Flair on page 4. It calls for the marked areas to be filled with Tip #1 sotas. Can anyone enlighten me as to how to do this technique? Thanks a bunch.
I've done them before. It is actually quite easy since they are supposed to look messy. Make sure you sift your powdered sugar before making the icing. Any little bumps in the icing will clog your tip and make it more difficult. Also, your icing needs to be thinner than it would be for other buttercream decorating.
Do some practicing to get the look that you want before you actually do it on the cake.
Thanks girls, It does look easy now that I see how it is done. I do a similar technique with a #2 tip but it doesn't overlap, so I think I will be ok with this. A new word and a new technique for my files!! Thanks again.
It's pretty easy. Just move your hand in short little jerks while quickly piping the icing out. I use my regular icing, not thinned down.