How to Make Cake Decorating Nozzles at Home

You don’t need to spend a lot of money on cake decorating nozzles when you can easily make them at home with this tutorial.

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Cake decorating nozzles are an essential tool for anyone who wants to decorate cakes professionally. Nozzles come in a huge range of shapes and sizes, and can be used to create all sorts of different effects on a cake. While you can buy decorating nozzles from most cake supplies stores, it is actually very easy to make your own at home. This guide will show you how.

What You Will Need

To make your own cake decorating nozzles at home, you will need:
-A clean, empty soda bottle
-A sharp knife
-A hot glue gun
-Wire (optional)

1. Cut the bottom off of the soda bottle with a sharp knife. Cut as close to the bottom of the bottle as possible.
2. Use scissors to make a small hole in the center of the bottle bottom. The hole should be big enough for the hot glue gun nozzle to fit through.
3. Put hot glue around the edge of the hole you just made, and attach the nozzle to the bottle bottom. Hold it in place until the glue dries.
4. If you want to be able to hang your cake decorating nozzle, poke a small hole in one side of the bottle top and thread a piece of wire through it.

Step One: Gather Your Materials

In order to make your own cake decorating nozzles, you will need the following materials: a metal funnel, a small paintbrush, a toothpick, and a candle. You will also need access to a fire source (a stovetop burner will work nicely), as well as a sink or bowl of water.

Step Two: Place the Funnel on the Stovetop Burner
Turn your stovetop burner on to medium heat. Place the metal funnel upside down on the burner. Allow the funnel to heat up for about 30 seconds.

Step Three: Melt the Wax
Using the small paintbrush, coat the inside of the funnel with wax. Be sure to evenly distribute the wax as you go. Once you have coated the entire interior surface of the funnel with wax, hold it over the fire source until all of the wax has melted and pooled at the bottom of the funnel.

Step Four: Remove from Heat and Pour Wax into Nozzles
Once all of the wax has melted, carefully remove the funnel from the heat source and place it on a flat surface. Using a toothpick or other sharp object, poke holes into the bottom of the funnel. The size and number of holes will determine the size and shape of your nozzles. Once you have made all of your holes, pour the molten wax into each one. Allow them to cool and harden for about 15 minutes.

Step Five: Remove Nozzles from Funnel
After they have cooled and hardened, gently tap each nozzle out onto a flat surface. If any wax is stuck in any ofthe nozzle openings, use your toothpick or other sharp object to clean them out. Your cake decorating nozzles are now ready to use!

Step Two: Cut the PVC Pipe

Now that you have all of your materials, it’s time to get started! The first step is to cut the PVC pipe. You’ll want to measure and mark the pipe at 1″, 1 1/2″, and 2″ intervals. Use a sharp knife or a PVC cutter to make a clean cut at each mark.

Step Three: Drill Holes in the PVC Pipe

Now that you have your PVC pipe and elbow joint, it’s time to make the nozzle. Take the PVC pipe and drill three holes into it. The first hole should be at the top of the pipe, and the other two should be on either side of the elbow joint. These holes will be used to attach the nozzle to the piping bag.

Step Four: Assemble the Nozzles

Now that you have all of your materials, it’s time to start assembling your nozzles. You will need:

-Piping bag
-Small star nozzle
-Large star nozzle
-Round nozzle

To start, cut the tip off of your piping bag. Fit the coupler into the piping bag, and then screw on the small star nozzle. Once the nozzle is secure, fill the piping bag with icing. You can now screw on the large star nozzle or the round nozzle, depending on the design you want to create.

Step Five: Use the Nozzles

It’s time to start using your nozzles! Cake decorating nozzles come in all different shapes and sizes, so you can get creative with your designs. The general rule of thumb is that the larger the nozzle, the easier it will be to use. But don’t let that stop you from experimenting with different sizes – you might be surprised at what you can achieve.

When you’re ready to start, fit the nozzle onto the piping bag and fill it with icing. It’s important to use a good quality piping bag as this will make it much easier to control the flow of icing. Once you’ve filled the bag, twist the top closed and squeeze it until the icing comes out of the nozzle.

Now you can start decorating! Pipe swirls, stars, flowers or whatever design you fancy onto your cakes and biscuits. Remember to practice before you try it on your final bake – it might take a few attempts to get used to controlling the flow of icing. But once you’ve mastered it, there’ll be no stopping you!

Tips and Tricks

Cake decorating nozzles are often thought of as being expensive and difficult to find. In reality, they are relatively cheap and easy to make at home with a few simple supplies. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started:

-You will need a pastry bag or a zip-top bag, a scissors, and a cake decorating nozzle. First, cut the tip off of the pastry bag or zip-top bag. Next, insert the nozzle into the hole you just cut. Be sure that the pointed end of the nozzle is facing down into the bag.

-To fill the bag, spoon your icing into the bag until it is about two-thirds full. Then, twist the top of the bag closed so that the icing is held in place. You can use any type of icing you like, but it is important to make sure that it is not too runny or too thick. The perfect consistency for piping is firm but not stiff.

-When you are ready to use your nozzle, hold the bag in one hand and use your other hand to apply pressure to the top of the bag. Squeeze evenly and steadily until the icing comes out of the nozzle in a smooth, even stream. If you find that your icing is coming out too slowly or too quickly, you can adjust the pressure accordingly.

With a little practice, you will be able to create beautiful designs with your cake decorating nozzles!


Now that you know how to make cake decorating nozzles at home, you can create all sorts of beautiful designs for your cakes and cupcakes. With a little practice, you’ll be able to create any kind of design you can imagine. So get creative and have fun!

Further Reading

If you want to learn how to make cake decorating nozzles at home, there are a few things you need to know. Decorating nozzles come in all shapes and sizes, and you can find them made out of different materials such as plastic, metal, or even glass. The size of the nozzle will depend on the size of the cake you are decorating. You will also need to buy a pastry bag to put your icing in so that you can pipe it through the nozzle. Cake decorating is a fun and easy way to make your cakes look professional, and it is something that anyone can do with a little practice.

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