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.
Can anyone help me?
Looks like 1M to me.
i use the 1M tip and i start in the middle and swirl my wrist, Hope this helps dont want to confuse you,
i have the same problem when i use the 1M my swirls don't look as full.
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.
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.
That's how I do it - trace the outside edge of the cupcake and then swirl "up".
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.
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.