Cupcake Swirl

Decorating By Elserj Updated 23 Apr 2008 , 4:34pm by AKA_cupcakeshoppe

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Elserj Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 6:56pm
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To those who do this, please help me. I would like to be able to do the technique where it looks like one big swirl on top of the cupcake. I've tried using the 2D tip but I can't get it to look like this example.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-1212073.html

Can anyone help me?

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busymom9431 Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 7:10pm
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Looks like 1M to me.

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cakebaker1957 Posted 22 Apr 2008 , 7:54pm
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i use the 1M tip and i start in the middle and swirl my wrist, Hope this helps dont want to confuse you,

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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 4:29am
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i have the same problem icon_sad.gif when i use the 1M my swirls don't look as full.

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HerBoudoir Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 12:11pm
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Pretty, aren't they? A fairly basic rosette, but so effective.

So yes...you can do something similar with a Wilton 1M, but you really can't get it that full because it's just not big enough.

Ateco makes a set of 10 star tips for about $17 - they're worth ordering if you do a lot of cupcakes and like the swirl top. The tips range for "normal size" to huge - the ones that I get the best results with are the 826 and 827 tips which are much bigger than a Wilton 1M.

You can also sometimes find larger star tips sold by themselves at restaurant supply stores.

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jammjenks Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 1:46pm
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I use 1M also, but I think these were done working from the outer edge in toward the center. At least that's what it looks like to me.

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HerBoudoir Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 1:48pm
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That's how I do it - trace the outside edge of the cupcake and then swirl "up".

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Elserj Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 4:32pm
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Thanks for all your help.

HerBoudior - is there a website for these huge tips? I don't know if I do enough to warrant buying, but I would like to see them.

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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 4:34pm
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so it's bigger than the 1M? woah. the 1M already scares me LOL

well it's gonna take some time before i can buy more tips. thanks herboudoir! I've always wondered why it wasn't as full as that. icon_biggrin.gif

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