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Top Buttercream Piping Tips & Techniques

Baker piping chocolate buttercream on to a cupcake

Buttercream piping tips and techniques are best learned visually. We show you a range of buttercream piping techniques and tips for cakes to help you in the kitchen when you're next decorating a cake or cupcake. They're super easy and with a little practice on some greased proofed paper before hand, you'll be a whizz in no time! We've used some classic tips for ours. The bigger the tip, the bigger the result. We always look for the big fat tips as you tend to get a classic finish. Smaller tips are great for more detailed work such as icing biscuits or drawing/writing words on biscuits. Here's our perfect buttercream recipe.