How-To Pipe a Basketweave Pattern

  • Basket Weave Decorating Tip #48 - 5 Pk (sku: 11036)
    Basket Weave Decorating Tip #48 - 5 Pk
    $4.89
  • Standard Plastic Coupler without Notch - 5 Pk (sku: 11024)
    Standard Plastic Coupler without Notch - 5 Pk
    $3.99
  • Hygo Max Disposable Pastry Bags, 21" Disposable Bags (sku: 8028)
    Hygo Max Disposable Pastry Bags, 21" Disposable Bags
    $24.99

The Basketweave Technique

The basketweave decorating technique can appear to be difficult and even intimidating. However, with this easy-to-follow step-by-step tutorial you'll be decorating like the pros in no time at all. When it comes to the basketweave style pratice makes perfect.  

How-To Pipe a Basketweave Pattern

What You’ll Need

  • Basket Weave Tip #48
  • Pastry Bag
  • Standard Plastic Coupler without Notch
  • Step 1

    Basketweave technique

    Using Basketweave Tip #48, pipe a vertical line of icing with the ridge edge of the basket weave tip facing up.

    Tip: Anytime you are learning a new piping technique, practice on a surface like a cake board first.

  • Step 2

    Basketweave pattern

    Pipe a horizontal line overlapping the base of the vertical line.

  • Step 3

    Piping horizontal lines

    Leave a space, the width of the tip, next to the vertical line and continue to pipe horizontal lines.

  • Step 4

    Piping horizontal lines

    Pipe the second vertical line overlapping the horizontal lines.

  • Step 5

    Piping horizontal lines

    Pipe another set of horizontal lines starting at the edge of the last vertical line and filling in the open space. You should overlap the vertical line and continue past it about 3/4".

  • Step 6

    basketweave pattern

    Continue to pipe vertical and horizontal lines in the same pattern until desired area is covered.

  • Step 7

    Basketweave pattern

    To finish your pattern, end the horizontal lines at the edge of the last vertical line.

Supplies

    Basket Weave Decorating Tip #48 - 5 Pk (sku: 11036)
    • Basket Weave Decorating Tip #48 - 5 Pk
      $4.89
    Standard Plastic Coupler without Notch - 5 Pk (sku: 11024)
    • Standard Plastic Coupler without Notch - 5 Pk
      $3.99
    Hygo Max Disposable Pastry Bags, 21" Disposable Bags (sku: 8028)
    • Hygo Max Disposable Pastry Bags, 21" Disposable Bags
      $24.99