Wilton® Icing Bead Technique
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Wilton® Icing Bead Technique

The bead shape makes great borders or frames and makes great accents to letters and designs.
Craft Time: Under 30 mins
Uses Recycled Items: No
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 Color Wheel Treat Stand, small

Color Wheel Treat Stand


Material List

  • Buttercream Icing of Medium Consistency
  • Wilton® Round Decorating Tip
  • Wilton® Disposable Decorating Bags, 12"
  • Wilton® Standard Coupler

Project Instructions

Step 1 Decorate with round tip 5 and medium consistency icing. Hold bag at 45° or 3:00 (9:00 for lefties), with tip slightly above surface.


Step 2 Squeeze as you lift tip slightly so that icing fans out.

Step 3 Relax pressure as you draw the tip down and bring the bead to a point, stop squeezing and pull away.

Step 4 To make a bead border, start the next bead a little behind the previous one so that the fanned out end covers the tail of the preceding bead to form an even chain.