In this free cake decorating video tutorial, you will learn an elegant technique for creating cascading rosettes of buttercream. I absolutely love to cover cakes in buttercream piping!
This is one of those great piping techniques that looks SO impressive that nobody would ever believe how simple it actually is. In fact, it has the appearance of rosettes that are piped individually in an overlapping pattern. This method is every bit as beautiful as if we had piped the rosettes individually, but can be done with more consistency and in a fraction of the time.
No matter what your cake decorating skill level, you will be able to master the technique in no time. Once you get the basic motion down, I think that you’ll find that this style of decorating goes much more quickly than trying to create a perfectly smooth buttercream finish to your cakes!
It’s nice to change things up now and then, isn’t it? In the cake video, we are using a Wilton 2D star tip. A large 1M star tip will give you a very similar look. Whether you use a large star tip or experiment with various piping tips, I hope that you enjoy the technique! It’s one of our favorites.
In this video, I’m piping onto a freshly crumb coated 6″ cake with our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream. The tier is on it’s own cake board, cut down to the size of the cake.
Wilton 2D piping tip
Americolor Christmas Red Coloring Gel (for the pinky/peach color of our buttercream)
*This piping technique will work with any buttercream recipe that holds up well to piping. We used our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream frosting recipe but you can find other frosting choices in our Recipes Section!
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