Decorating By sheenaevans Updated 8 Apr 2010 , 9:49pm by prterrell

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sheenaevans Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 8:16pm
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How do I decorate the side of a cake like a basket? (The pattern that kind of looks like a weave).

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tiggy2 Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 8:30pm
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Wilton's website has instructions

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sillywabbitz Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 8:43pm
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Yep go to and search basketweave, I think on their site it's under buttercream techniques or something like that. You may even find a YouTube video. It's easier than it looks. I like my frosting a bit stiffer for this in general. If the frosting is too soft, when you do one over the other they seem to run together a bit. You also have to make sure that the ridged side of the tip is always facing outicon_smile.gif
Good luck!

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icer101 Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 8:47pm
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there are lots of differnt sites that show this. sugar craft dot com also does. and on youtube also. i think in toba garret's books , she shows it. i think in colette's books i have seen it. it is easy to do. hth

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prterrell Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 9:49pm
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You use the basketweave tip and weave the icing as you pipe it.

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