Icing A Cupcake?

Baking By brannendeville Updated 13 Nov 2008 , 11:35am by AnnieCahill

brannendeville Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:30pm
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What size tip would you use to ice a standard cupcake to get the pretty swirl effect? icon_redface.gif

Sorry I am new at this!

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renee2007 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:49pm
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I use a 1m tip.

cylstrial Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 11:55pm
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I like the big tips too...like 1M. But sometimes I just use star tip 21 if I don't want it too big. I go around the cupcake, like you would a real cake..so that the icing is totally flat.( with the tip on). Then I make the big spiral and go on and up.

lindambc Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 12:06am
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I like the bigger tips also. I bought the 12 piece cupcake decorating set from Wilton. It came with the 1M, Star Tip 22, Round Tip 12 and the bismark tip.

Love all of them!

AnnieCahill Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 12:19am
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I need to do some swirls this weekend, but I'm not exactly sure how to do them. I get the outside to inside thing, but is it one continuous swirl or a stacked swirl which is two separate ones? On the Wilton site they show how to do a swirl with tip 1M, but they show it as two separate ones. I've attached a link. I really love the Fourth of July cupcakes Fiddlesticks posted in the post your favorite cupcake thread. Fiddlesticks was that one continuous swirl? It looks like it but I can't tell.


lindambc Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 2:20am
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I do one continuous swirl. I looked at Fiddlesticks cupcakes, very cute by the way, and they look to be one continuous swirl. The 1M tip works the best for me to get this look. I posted some cupcake pics today and I used a 1M tip.

Good Luck
Hope that helps.

alanaj Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 2:45am
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I do 12 dozen cupcakes per week for a local caterer and I do them all the same way: one continuous swirl with the 1M or 2D tip. The caterer called it the "Dairy Queen swirl" icon_smile.gif

AnnieCahill Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 11:35am
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Thanks ladies! I hope mine turn out well this weekend!

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