How to Pipe an Aster Flower

How to Pipe an Aster Flower

Of all the buttercream flowers to choose from, one of the most beautiful and simple to pipe is the Aster! In nature, this dainty little flower is typically found in shades of pink, blue, purple, lavender and white. Pipe it alone or combine it with other flowers to symbolize pure elegance!


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  1. Using tip 7, pipe a mound of icing for the base, approximately ¾ in. (1.9 cm) diameter.
  2. Using tip 74, position the tip about an 1/8 of in. (3 mm) above the surface of the nail. The flattened, larger point of the tip should face up. The back of the bag should be at a slight angle pointed towards the right (to the left if you are left-handed).
  3. Using steady pressure, pipe a row of short, pointed petals, about 3/8 in. (9.5 mm) long, around the flower base.
  4. Angle the back of the bag a little higher and pipe a second row of slightly shorter petals with the point of the petal placed between those in first row.
  5. With the bag almost straight up, repeat for third row, with still shorter petals.
  6. Holding the bag straight up with tip slightly above flower, pipe shorter petals almost straight up to fill in the center of the flower.


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