Learning how to pipe a leaf is quite simple but if you’re a novice cake decorator or just out of practice, here’s what you need to know.
- A piping bag
- A leaf tip. Like a chick’s open beak, the leaf tip is pointy at both ends and looks like a small triangle was cut out of the middle. It looks like this…
How to pipe a leaf
1. With pointed ends of your leaf tip positioned up and down, squeeze the piping bag until you see enough icing to form the wide end of your leaf.
2. Release pressure as you pull the tip towards you, aiming for a triangle shape. Stop squeezing.
3. Gently pull the tip up and away to leave a tapered end.
Got it? No? Watch this and practise your piped leaves.
To make the earthy green colour you see here, I mixed a bit of violet, yellow and leaf green gel food colouring.