I have watched a couple of You Tube videos in the last couple of days as I want to start getting more practise at BC iced cakes. In several of them, the decorator seems to be using a large flat icing nozzle/tip as a fast/clean way to put on the BC before starting to smooth with a spatula. I've searched at all my local cake deco shops but no one seems to know what this tip is. Can anyone enlighten me - make and number would be great if you know it then I can look on the Internet.
The one I have is a wilton 789. It is like a giant basket weave tip. It is flat on one side and ridged on the other. Comes in handy every now and then. A lot of times though I don't even use it. You have to have the giant bag to go with it and I find that by the time I fill the big bag, I could have already put my icing on my cake with a spatula. HTH
This tip is often refered to as the cake icer tip.
It is 2" wide. You will need an 18" bag to hold it.
Thank you both for the replies. I have now ordered one so I'll let you know what I think!!