Buttercream Basics- Icing And Decorating Techniques

Decorating By danni73 Updated 3 Feb 2011 , 4:16pm by Unlimited

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danni73 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 7:49am
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I would like to know how to use buttercream in icing a cake.
i.e borders, shells, ruffles,zigzags,basket weaves, rosettes ,roses, leaves etc...
Are there any posts that have a tutorial on how to pipe using buttercream.
I would also like to know what tips to use for each decoration?? icon_smile.gif

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CWR41 Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 7:56am
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Go to Wilton.com and search techniques... a lot of the descriptions will also have a video available to watch.

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HamSquad Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 8:32am
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Ditto: Wilton is Great, also surf Youtube for video tutorials. HTH.

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Unlimited Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 4:16pm
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If you're interested in all aspects of cake decorating, you might consider taking some classes or applying for a job in a bakery.

The Wilton site also has a chart that shows what each tip can be used for.

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