How do I pipe the overlapping circles?

I’m confused on the instructions to pipe over the traces circle, then overlapping circles. Are these supposed to be concentric circles? Or a spiral continuously from the perimeter to the center? Or smaller circles all touching each other within the larger perimeter, like a beehive?

Perry Tsai
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Nancy June 1, 2020
Look at YouTube for easier, better instructions. Or to image sites for the finished pastry.
The Paris Brest was developed in early 20th century to mark a big race (before the Tour de France started). Supposed to evoke if not exactly resemble a bicycle wheel.
For example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeKXoxPwdL4
https://www.pinterest.ca/search/pins/?rs=ac&len=2&q=paris%20brest%20photography&eq=paris%20brest&etslf=22585&term_meta[]=paris%7Cautocomplete%7C6&term_meta[]=brest%7Cautocomplete%7C6&term_meta[]=photography%7Cautocomplete%7C6
 
Perry T. June 1, 2020
Oh ok, thanks. Yea I looked at images of Paris Brest, and it looks like a ring with an open center. What confused me is that the image on the recipe page looks like it has a full pastry on top, more like a disc than a wheel, but it’s a little difficult to make out the details. Do you see what I mean?
 
Nancy June 2, 2020
Yes, Perry, I saw that filled-in disc.
Looks to me like a variation by this recipe author.
You could make that if you want, or the traditional open circle,
Nancy
 
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