Tip 224 Question

Decorating By CakesbyBecca Updated 2 Aug 2008 , 12:13am by frosting111

CakesbyBecca Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 6:29pm
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I bought tip 224 the other day to make drop flowers, since Michaels didn't have tip 225. I noticed 224 has a little rod in the middle of it. What is that for? Do I need to open the end of the tip at all before using it, or just leave as is? Thanks!

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cakequeen50 Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 10:37pm
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the rod in the middle is to keep the center of the flower empty so you can pipe a different color (yellow?)center.
If you make royal drop flowers, place the "rod" on parchment paper and squeeze the bag while twisting it, you will end up with a really nice blossom.

If you are not using royal, use b.c. and you will have petals with no point in the center.

Try the tip with the prongs left as is, and try them opened up, I think that is a personal choice.

CakesbyBecca Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 11:40pm
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Thank you!

frosting111 Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 12:13am
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Originally Posted by CakesbyBecca

I bought tip 224 the other day to make drop flowers, since Michaels didn't have tip 225. I noticed 224 has a little rod in the middle of it. What is that for? Do I need to open the end of the tip at all before using it, or just leave as is? Thanks!




The rod in the center of the tip is to hold it in place while you twist the bag to make your drop flowers..if you will notice the couplers have a cut out on them, this is where the rod inside the tip fits into place and it holds the tip secure.

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