If you’re looking for a fun, beginner piping technique you can use to decorate cakes, cookies and more, look no further than the shell! Piped using a standard star tip, this decoration is great for adding a border to the top or bottom of your cake. We’re using a large 1M star tip, but you can pipe a shell with any star tip you have on hand!
Step 1: Fit a decorating bag with a star tip and medium consistency frosting. Hold decorating bag at an angle with the back of the bag facing you, tip slightly above the surface.
Step 2: Squeeze hard, letting frosting fan out generously as it forces the tip up.
Step 3: Gradually relax pressure as you lower tip, at the same time pulling the bag toward you until tip reaches the surface.
Step 4: Stop squeezing and pull tip along the surface to form a point.
Step 5: To make a continuous shell border, start your next shell so that the fanned end just covers the tail of the preceding shell to form a chain.
Notes: Experiment with different sized star tips to change the shape and size of shells.
Wow! decorated very well, looking very beautiful & delicious. You really described nicely about how to Pipe a Buttercream Shell Border.
Thankyou. Its really helpful
This recipe looks great, I plan on making it for my friend’s mother’s birthday. I want to make and frost it a day ahead, so should I store it in the fridge or would it be fine on the counter? Thanks!
Hi Bhavya- If you’re planning to serve your cake or treat within 3 days of making it, you can store it, covered, at room temperature. Otherwise, decorated treats are best kept in the fridge.