Buttercream Piping
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If you love making cupcakes, you'll love these quick tutorials to make them special!
Embroidery cake
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Talk about leafing us breathless: With a modern design and cool piping, this embroidery-inspired cake is the most delicious craft mash-up yet. (Though we're also big fans of these lace cookies.) Plus, it's a technique that's totally easy to master. Winning!
Beginner
two-tiered blue cake decorated with buttercream cacti on a cake stand
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Desert dessert? Yes please! This is the perf cake to turn any warm summer night into a prickly party. But fair warning — it's so pretty you might not want to cut it.
Beginner
three circle animal cakes (pig, frog and fox) on gray background
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If you can handle food coloring and the most basic piping techniques, you can nail any one of these cute critter cakes — or all of them! Even if you've never decorated a cake before, you've got this.
Beginner
Mini cakes with Russian piping
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They're not cupcakes. They're mini cakes. Which means they're soooooo fancy. And thanks to the magic of Russian piping tips, they're easy enough for beginners to whip up.
Felicity and Krystle
Pink ombre buttercream cake by Erica OBrien
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If you've ever written HAPPY BRTHDAY on a cake that was absolutely perfect until the moment you grabbed the piping bag, then you know why writing on cakes freaks people out. The fear is real.
Wendy McGowan
finished watercolor monet cake with flower on top
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If you love decorating the things you bake but don't think of yourself as an artist, this cake inspired by Claude Monet's famous Water Lilies paintings just might adjust your attitude.
Erin Gardner
closed star piping tips and piped pink buttercream
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If you're anything like us, you've amassed quite a collection (some might call it a hoard) of piping tips and nozzles. We even have tips we've never used even once, just on the off-off-off chance we might need them.
Felicity and Krystle
cupcakes with pipped buttercream flowers
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Next time you're making cupcakes, we've got three words for you: Russian piping tips. These new all-in-one tips make it insanely easy to pipe gorgeous buttercream flowers onto cakes, cupcakes or anything you're baking. Oh hi, birthday-party rock star.
Erin Gardner
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If piping buttercream or royal icing gives you the jitters, you're not alone. There's something about the challenge of holding a bag of icing and squeezing it in just the right way that gives even savvy cake decorators pause.
Wendy McGowan
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