When I first started making cakes, I was so pleased to find out that my local craft store had a whole two aisles full of cake decorating supplies! All of the tools in those aisles were Wilton and they became the foundation of my toolset for years to come. Although I have incorporated some other brands into my cake decorating arsenal I am most definitely still a huge fan of Wilton, especially since their tools have taken a beating from me over the last several years and have held up pristinely.
I wanted to shed a spotlight on my favorite piping tip of all time, the classic Wilton 4B. It’s an open star tip that I’ve come to love for creating unique designs on cakes and cupcakes. It really shines when you get a little crafty with color.
I once made a cupcake rainbow with my 4B tip by creating different shades of buttercream. I think there are 14 colors represented here.
And made some monochromatic magic with a few different shades of teal.
I’ve created an under-the-sea inspired cake for a friend who loves diving. I love how it turned out looking like a coral reef.
And created a little sunny ombrè cake.
I’ve also used it several times to accent my cake designs. I just love that extra pop of texture it adds!
Have you tried any of these looks with 4B? I want to see ‘em. Tag me on Instagram and show me!