Pretty Swirls

Baking By alvarezmom Updated 29 Oct 2008 , 2:51pm by trishalynn0708

alvarezmom Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 6:50pm
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Okay fellow Cupcaker's. I need some help. I want to make pretty swirls on my cupcakes. I like the star tip allot but want to try something new. Have any idea's? Oh and if you know of a nice tip that wont give swirls but something nice. Let me know!

Thanks

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KHalstead Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:13pm
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http://cookies-n-cakes.com/cupcakes/cupcake-decorating.jpg

these are done just using a spatula

But just using a round tip looks like too, like the ones in this photo
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alvarezmom Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 2:19pm
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Thanks!

DaisyLisa17 Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 4:22pm
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I love those swirls with just the spatula. This guy frm Magnolia is AMAZING.... I just wish I could figure out how he does that!! And so stinkin fast!!


leahk Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 4:49pm
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daisylisa- i liked that link- but his arm is blocking what he is doing when he gets to the swirl part. it looks like he makes a mound and then flattens it by turning the cupcake. but how does it get indented like that?

shanzah67 Posted 5 Oct 2008 , 11:44pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KHalstead

http://cookies-n-cakes.com/cupcakes/cupcake-decorating.jpg

these are done just using a spatula

But just using a round tip looks like too, like the ones in this photo




Very pretty cupcakes KHalstead icon_smile.gif ---of course! You're very talented thumbs_up.gif

KHalstead Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 7:41pm
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oh they aren't mine lol.........just looked for a pic to show of what I was talking about! But thank you : )

DaisyLisa17 Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 2:20am
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It looks like he dips the spatula into the icing, but OMG.... he turns that cupcake soo fast while he does it. Guess he's gotta be good being behind a glass for the world to see!

fiddlesticks Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 2:38am
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I like to use the 1m tip! I like the swirls it makes, you can see some of my cupcakes in my photos.

alvarezmom Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 1:38pm
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They look good. I'll have to try it out this weekend.

SliceTheCake Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 1:03am
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I just used tip 32 (I think it was 32 at least, lol) for the first time this past week...i'm really happy with how it turned out. I've used 18 and 22 in the past also, and 1M and 2D as well. You can see some in my pics. Never tried a spatula though...those are super cute!

ahuvas Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 11:24am
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I hate to say this but every time I see those round tip swirls - I think of poop. I cant help it. icon_smile.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 12:31pm
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ahuvas.. Thats funny, But hey when they are made with choc icing Yes they do look like poop!

ahuvas Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 12:51pm
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I was going to say especially when made with chocolate icing but i thought people might think me crass - i am glad i am not the only one. I just dont think its attractive.

fiddlesticks Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 12:54pm
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LOL! It does look cute in a bright yellow though when its used for a beehive look !

banba Posted 23 Oct 2008 , 9:25pm
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The Magnolia cupcake guy tilts the tip of the palette blade into the centre of the frosting about half way down the frosting and then whips the tip of the knife out real fast to form the little peak!

mashmellow Posted 24 Oct 2008 , 9:15pm
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I saw how the magnolia guys do it this morning onthe today show, whit katy Lee and hoda,looks easy but is not that easy, the BC has to be kind of soft.

chutzpah Posted 25 Oct 2008 , 4:46am
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Hmmmm, not to mention that the Magnolia frosting recipe is really, really disgusting..... (so are their cuppies, actually...)

trishalynn0708 Posted 29 Oct 2008 , 2:51pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaisyLisa17

I love those swirls with just the spatula. This guy frm Magnolia is AMAZING.... I just wish I could figure out how he does that!! And so stinkin fast!!





that was neat!

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