Now you all know I love piping cupcakes and at this time of year boxes of cupcakes make the perfect gift and one piping technique that has become very popular is a chunky, thick buttercream rosette. Starting from the center and working out towards the edge this is a variation of the classic rosette swirl, but by using large piping nozzles you get a really modern effect.
I know it can sometimes be hard to know which piping tip you need to create which effect, so in this weeks video tutorial I’m looking at the different effects that you can create using 5 different piping tips. Plus let me know in the comments do you call them piping tips or piping nozzles? I never know which to call them.
Click below to watch me pipe the different effects ⇩
The Piping Nozzles
The piping nozzles / tips I used were the 1B, 1C, 1E, 1F & 1G, and even though they were all similar in style they created some variations on the classic buttercream rosette. The first thing I have to mention is the size. If you’re familiar with the 1M or the 2D which are really popular for creating a classic rosette swirl these are slightly bigger. They are around 1cm taller and the opening at the top is a lot wider which gives that thick chunky effect.
The piping nozzles are all closed start tips, which means the points at the top curve over towards the center, which make them perfect for the rosette.
The 1C & 1G
Now if I had to choose my favourites out of all the swirls the 1C and the 1G would be it. The 1C gives a very classic looking swirl but has 8 points to the star rather than the 6 you get with the 1B. This I think makes the prettiest rosette. You get thick, chunky buttercream due to the size of the piping nozzle, but the way the sides of the swirl sit against the cupcake look quite delicate.
The 1G is a very similar piping nozzle but instead of 8 points you have 10. Also the cutout sections in the piping nozzle come down a little further than the others. This meant as you piped the cupcake the sides fell flat against each other and gave such a unique finish, a little like a shell.
Let me know in the comments below which is you’re favourite. Is there one that you use on your cupcakes or is there one you would now like to try?
What cupcake is complete without some sprinkles, and I finished these off with the Princess Diary sprinkle mix by Happy Sprinkles. These complimented the 3 different colours of pink buttercream perfectly, with the white balls, the pink hearts and the gold balls and strands.
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I always have so much fun testing out different piping nozzles so you can see the effects they create. In the tutorial I also show you how to create this multi-coloured buttercream effect so make sure you check out the video if this is something you would like to do.
I really hope you enjoy the tutorial and will find it useful. If you haven’t already you can subscribe to my YouTube channel for more Free cake decorating video tutorials.
Tools I used
I have put a list below showing all the tools that I used throughout this video or if you would like to see all my favourite cake decorating tools just click here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/cakesbylynz
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1B, 1C, 1E & 1G piping tip set: https://amzn.to/3oGLkZe
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Wilton 2D piping tip: http://amzn.to/2xqSpQN
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Happy Sprinkles – Princess Diary: https://bit.ly/335Znz5 or https://tidd.ly/3ybZLHM (Get 10% off with code ‘HAPPYLYNZ10’)
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