How to Pipe Grass Icing

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How to Pipe Grass Icing
Make green grass icing to complement springtime cupcakes. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Cake decorators use green icing or gel to pipe edible "grass" onto golf, Easter or garden-themed cakes and cupcakes. Adding grass to a cake design adds textural interest, complements spring themes and makes your desserts look impressive with relatively little effort or artistic expertise.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Frosting or gel
  • Green food colouring
  • Pastry bag
  • No. 2 round decorating tip
  • No. 42, 89 or 134 multi-opening decorating tip

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Ice your cake normally, unless you wish to use the textured grass icing as your base.

  2. 2

    Add a few drops of green food colouring to white frosting to make it green. You may also use green cake gel.

  3. 3

    Fill a pastry bag with the green frosting. Fit the bag with the appropriate decorating tip: a No. 2 round tip creates a single, round line. To cut down on labour time for larger cakes, try a No. 42, 82 or 134 multi-opening tip, which dispenses two, three or five lines, respectively.

  4. 4

    Squeeze the pastry bag over the cake's surface gently to dispense frosting. Pipe the grass neatly in one direction with short strokes for a clean appearance, or pipe it in multiple directions with short strokes for a more haphazard or playful appearance.

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