If you find yourself wasting minutes of the day pining over all the beautifully decorated cakes filling up your Pinterest feed, like I all too often do, I am here to share great news: You can make cakes like that too! There is no need for countless online video tutorials learning the intricacies of making buttercream flowers using traditional piping tips — Russian piping tips have your back. These unique decorating tips allow you to top your next cake or cupcakes with seriously beautiful buttercream flowers with little to no effort. They're the little cake decorating secret everyone needs to know about.
What Are Russian Piping Tips?
Why these piping tips are called "Russian" is a bit unclear — they don't actually seem to have origins in the country. That doesn't matter too much, though. What is clear is that they are piping tips that make for some of the most incredible buttercream flowers regardless of your skill level.
They differ from regular pastry tips in that instead of a shaped hole at one end, like a star or leaf, it's a finely designed cut-out. With such an intricate design, you can pipe complete flowers onto cakes and cupcakes in one single flick of the wrist.
For those intimidated by traditional piping tips, these are a pretty incredible option — they can make any cake look professionally decorated even if your skill level is at zero. They come in a slew of shapes and sizes and are inexpensive to boot. You can buy as few or as many as you'd like to experiment with at a number of online retailers like Amazon.
Head over to Pinterest and see all the gorgeous creations made with these tips.
Have you ever used Russian piping tips? We're so excited to play around with them more and we'd love to hear from you!