How to do basket weave on cake

How do you basket weave icing on a cake?

Hold the decorating bag at a 45? angle at 6:00, with tip lightly touching the surface of the iced cake and the serrated side of the tip up. Squeeze, allowing icing to attach to surface, then continue squeezing out a vertical strip of icing from the top of the cake to the bottom. Stop squeezing; pull tip away.

What do I need to weave a basket?

Only a few simple tools are necessary in basket weaving . Good strong scissors and a sharp knife are needed for cutting and pointing the osiers. Side cutters work great for chipping off ends. A pair of round-nosed pliers are valuable for kinking the stakes before bending them, particularly when the angle has to be sharp.

How can I decorate my cake without tools?

If you don’t have an icing spatula, you can use the back, straight edge of a large knife to smooth your buttercream and then clean up the bottom of your cake plate with a paper towel. Next, take a freezer bag and fill it with your icing . Push the icing into one corner and twist the bag.

What kind of icing is best for decorating cakes?

Royal icing

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