Monday, 9 January 2012

How to Pressure Pipe a Dragon

Welcome to my new is all about cookies!

Here is where I streamline posting for all my cookie creations, decorating tutorials and testing of recipes.  Not forgetting sharing some pictures of awesome cookie cutters and some cookie class schedules.

Let's start with pressure piping some fierce looking dragons for Chinese New Year which is just  two weeks away.

 The basics...pipe the outline, flood with light blue, immediately pipe squiggly white lines onto the blue. This represents the sky and clouds. Let them dry for roughly 3 or 4 hours, at least.

Next, pressure pipe the head and a line as a guide to the position of the body. Yes, it does look like what it looks like.

Pipe the body on top of the line...starting from the neck and decrease pressure as it comes towards the end. Add the cheek, ear and horn part to the sides of the head. 

Pipe a line on top of the body, like a spine, ending with the tail.

Add the legs and whiskers.

When dry, brush dusting powder mixed with a little water, highlight the spine, tail, tips of ears and whiskers with gold dust. Paint the eyes black, dragons with slitted eyes looks fierce.

Add the fireball.

A red dragon which sits on 3 pieces of gold chocolate coins. An auspicious gift!
Wishing everyone a 
Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Chinese New Year 2012!


  1. Hello Nurain,
    thank you very much for your tutorial.
    Which tip did you used?

    1. Hi Sabine,

      I used tip #1 for everything except the flooding of the blue...tip #2 for that. This cookie is slightly more than one inch diameter.

  2. Hi NUraini, thanks for the tutorial. Actually I was looking and searching for butter cream piping of dragon because I w eanted to bake a cake for my friend's party on the 2nd of feb,in KL. can I use tip 3 instead of 1?

    1. Hi Janet!

      You can use any size of round tip...the bigger the surface of the cookie or cake, the bigger the tip size. Hope it helps.

  3. Very well said. These tips are really amazing. I appreciate it for sharing them.

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