How To Use Tip 352 - For Leaves

Decorating By lnvarma Updated 22 Nov 2010 , 4:50pm by TexasSugar

lnvarma Posted 7 Feb 2006 , 4:32pm
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Hi there,

I went and got the tip 352 for leaves, since I saw so many recommendations for it here. But, how do I use it?? When I squeeze out the frosting, I just get one long skinny line!


Help!!

thanks!
lisa

10 replies
HollyPJ Posted 7 Feb 2006 , 4:35pm
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Rotate the tip--you have the wrong side up.

cake4you Posted 7 Feb 2006 , 4:36pm
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yes...rotate it so it looks like a ducks beak

justcakn Posted 7 Feb 2006 , 4:38pm
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you have to have it touching the surface of the cake or whatever your wanting leaves on. good luck

Cake_Geek Posted 7 Feb 2006 , 5:23pm
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When I first used this tip, I started the wrong way too! haha.. What a magnificant thing it was when I figured out to use it the other way!

tanyap Posted 7 Feb 2006 , 5:28pm
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hee, hee, you're not alone....I did the same thing too!

Once you've turned the tip around, squeeze but don't move your tip so that you get the bottom, wider part of the leaf going and then gently pull away so that you get that sharp, narrow point on the top...sometimes if your buttercream isn't the right consistency you may not get the point exactly right but it still looks like a leaf.

Happy Leaf-making!

lionladydi Posted 7 Feb 2006 , 5:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Barefoot_Contessa

When I first used this tip, I started the wrong way too! haha.. What a magnificant thing it was when I figured out to use it the other way!


Ditto! I couldn't figure it out either. icon_lol.gif

Diane

yecats2170 Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 8:48pm
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THANK YOU - don't know why I didn't try it that way!
NOW IT WORKS!!!!

Colliegirl Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 9:11pm
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Ah its the only tip I use for my leaves, I love it. And yes we all start using the wrong way and wonder what the heck have we done. Good luck with it.

cheatize Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 5:19am
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Shoot, I use it the wrong way every time I get it out! I'm glad I always squeeze out a practice one before I approach the cake. icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 22 Nov 2010 , 4:50pm
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In class I tell the students it is our bird beak tip and when they use it to think about the bird being a hungry bird with his mouth open. (And yes I make a little mouth motion with my hand.) Sometimes relating it to something else, helps us remember which way to use it. If the birds mouth is up and down, it works just fine. icon_smile.gif

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