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.
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.
Pipe a horizontal line overlapping the base of the vertical line.
Leave a space, the width of the tip, next to the vertical line and continue to pipe horizontal lines.
Pipe the second vertical line overlapping the 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".
Continue to pipe vertical and horizontal lines in the same pattern until desired area is covered.
To finish your pattern, end the horizontal lines at the edge of the last vertical line.