Russian piping tips are one of the newest cake trends. Everyone can magically decorate a cupcake or cake with these easy to use cake decorating tips.
In this video I show you each numbered tip, what type of flower each one makes as well as instructions for preparing your pastry bags and striping a bag to create more interest. NOTE The set in the video is no longer available.
These cool piping tips are great for the novice cake decorator, but they can also be helpful for a professional with years of baking and decorating experience. These can be used in various situations. For example as a filler with classic buttercream flowers, they are stunning. Especially the Tulip. It's my official favorite.
The two cupcakes in this photo below are decorated with the #32 and #33 Rose Russian piping tips. Both of these come with your starter set.
For this gorgeous mother's day cake I piped classic buttercream Dogwood, Roses, Hydrangea /Lilac and then filled in with Tulips using tip #37 and greenery. I used my favorite Italian meringue buttercream recipe for this luscious floral basket.
The Tulip looks especially nice when you fill the center with a contrasting color to make the stamens stand out.Play around with various color combinations. I like the white with pink. Here are some Tulips that I made previously with the white and pink combined.
Filling in with greenery brings the flowers more to life. You can make a parchment bag for the leaves Here is how you make them.
Once you get the hang of the Russian piping tips they do make it easier for the novice decorator to create beautiful cupcakes and they are also fun for the professional to combine with classic flowers on a cake.
Have fun experimenting with your tips.
Happy Baking and Cake Decorating.