Don’t let piping intimidate you! With my top
4 tips, you’ll add elegant detail to your cakes more easily than ever before.
Hi, I’m Joshua John Russell. I’m a cake designer and an instructor on Craftsy dot com. Piping
is a technique that takes practice and these tips will help you perfect your technique
in no time. The first tip is setting yourself up for success
by using a coupler and collar. You do this first so you can easily change
out the tips later And it will help you avoid using multiple
bags, saving you time as you work. Next I’ll show you to avoid an icing disaster
while filling your piping bag. Use a glass and fold the bag over the edges.
This is so the icing goes into the bag and not…..well….all over the place!
Be sure not to overfill the bag. You only want enough to fit in the plam of your hand!
Next, let me show you how I keep my piping tip from clogging up.
If you need to walk away or take a break from your work, it’s important to keep your tip
from drying out. I do this by placing it underneath a damp towel.
Now you’re ready to get started piping! The most important part is to keep your hand steady.
I like to get level with the cake and use both hands to pipe. I squeeze with one hand
and use the other to guide the tip. Now this is my biggest tip; remember to take
your time. When the icing starts to come out of the bag, you naturally will want to go
faster, but take a deep breath and follow your pattern.
With a little bit of practice, you’ll be able to pipe all sorts of elaborate designs in
no time. Thanks for watching, and don’t forget you
can click the “i” in the top-right corner of this video to learn more Cake Decorating
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