Get more use out of your decorating tips! Here are 7 ideas for decorating cupcakes for using Tip 47, also known as the basketweave tip.
Tip 47 – Design #1
For the first design, hold tip 47 – a basketweave tip – horizontally with the smooth side facing upwards. Pipe wavy lines by moving your wrist back and forth in a zig zag motion. Go from the edge of the cupcake in towards the center, alternating the colors and overlapping the previous row slightly.
Tip 47 – Design #2
For the next design, use the same motion, but hold the bag so that the tip opening is vertical rather than horizontal. Just like the first cupcake, we are piping in a zig zag motion, moving the wrist back and forth, and going from the edge of the cupcake into the center, alternating the colors as we go.
Tip 47 – Design #3
Hold the decorating bag so that the opening of the tip is horizontal, and the smooth side is facing upwards. Hold the bag at a 45 degree angle with the tip slightly above the surface of the cupcake, squeeze the bag as you lift you hand raising the tip slightly so that icing fans out. Relax pressure as you draw the tip down. Do this going around creating the outer ring. Repeat with two more rings in different colors.
Tip 47 – Design #4
Just like the previous design, pipe using the same motion, but holding the bag so that the tip opening is vertical. Squeeze the bag as you lift your hand raising the tip slightly so that icing fans out. Relax pressure as you draw the tip down. Pipe three rows going from the edge of the cupcake into the center. Rotate the tip 180 degrees between each row. You can see how just a simple twisting of the bag can create a whole new look!
Tip 47 – Design #5
For this design, hold the bag with the tip opening vertical. Pipe vertical rows of upright petals, positioning the bag slightly to the left and then the right as you go down. Alternate colors as you move across the cupcake.
Tip 47 – Design #6
Hold the bag with the tip horizontal, and the ridged side facing upwards. Pipe petals, holding the bag at a 45 degree angle, using consistent pressure, move the tip away from the center and back, relax pressure, stop squeezing, and pull tip away. Pipe 4 rows of petals, going around the cupcake, changing the colors for each row.
Tip 47 – Design #7
For the final design, hold the bag with the tip vertical, using the same petal technique. Pipe 3 rows, going around the cupcake in towards the center.
Want to see these instructions in action? Check out the video below and tell us which design is your favorite!