Learn how to pipe beautiful rosettes, big and small, to add charming floral accents. Rosettes are a great way to create quick decorations. Different tips create different petal effects. Rosettes can be used to add a simple floral accent to a dessert, or cover a cake and cupcakes.

How to Pipe A Rosette

Learn how to pipe beautiful rosettes, big and small, to add charming floral accents. Rosettes are a great way to create quick decorations. Different tips create different petal effects. Rosettes can be used to add a simple floral accent to a dessert, or cover a cake and cupcakes.
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Instructions
 

  • Using a decorating bag fitted with a star tip, hold the bag straight up, with the tip just slightly above the surface.
  • Starting at the center of the cake, squeeze to form a star. Without releasing pressure, raise the tip a little bit and move it slightly to the side. This will be the starting point of your rosette.
  • Pipe a line of icing moving toward the top of the star. Using a circular motion, pipe a tight circle around to the starting point of your rosette.
  • To prevent a tip from forming, decrease pressure as you close your rosette. Stop squeezing right before you connect, then pull away.

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Notes

For smaller rosettes, use tips
  • Standard Open Star Tip 32
  • Open Star Cake Decorating Tip 21
  • Open Star Cake Decorating Tip 16
  • Open Star Cake Decorating Tip 18
  • #199 Open Star Piping Tip
  • #109 Drop Flower Piping Tip
For medium to large rosettes, use tips
  • 1M Open Star Piping Tip
  • Large Drop Flower Cake Decorating Tip 2D
  • Large Drop Flower Tip 2C
  • Large Drop Flower Tip 2F
For large rosettes, use tips
  • Extra Large Drop Flower Tip 1G
  • Extra Large Drop Flower Tip 1B
Medium Consistency Frosting: Make sure your buttercream frosting is the right consistency to make piping rosettes easier. It allows you to easily pipe your rosettes and have them keep their shape.
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