Smooth Icing Help!!

Decorating By bonnierubio Updated 25 May 2008 , 2:53pm by vrmcc1

bonnierubio Posted 25 May 2008 , 4:18am
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Ok - here's the deal - I can't pipe pretty to save my life!

it's not that I can't make the designs, it's that it's not smooth! icon_cry.gif is there a special recipe for icing to pipe with? I've used regular buttercream, firm buttercream, buttercream with piping gel - what else do I need to do?

I see all these beautiful cakes with smooth piping and I just can't figure it out! icon_sad.gif any help or tips or recipes would be oh so appreciated!!

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diane Posted 25 May 2008 , 4:36am
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any icing can be used to pipe with. if it's a smooth icing, i would try sugarshack's recipe. thumbs_up.gif

vrmcc1 Posted 25 May 2008 , 2:53pm
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Sorry I looked at your pics and I think the piping looks fine!!

The only tip I can give is to not fill you bag very full, just enough icing to fit in the palm of your hand you can squeeze at a more consistent rate and I find this helps when piping.

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