What Tip# Do You Use On Cupcakes???

Decorating By ranbel Updated 9 Feb 2009 , 12:41pm by ranbel

ranbel Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 2:04pm
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I don't do many cupcakes, hardly any at all. But, was wondering what tip is used to get swirl look, like you see mostly in the grocery stores.


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renee2007 Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 4:49pm
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I have used a 1m tip before. hope that helps icon_smile.gif

chilz822 Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 4:55pm
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Ditto on the 1M... works like a charm!

funbun Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 5:05pm
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Most grocery store swirls use a tip like the 1M from Wilton.

ranbel Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 7:23pm
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Thanks guys, Ill have to pick me one up next time I go to the supply store...

Have a wonderful day!

fiddlesticks Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 7:30pm
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IM for sure! But if you want that kind of big round looking swirl ( like a bee hive look) 1A tip!

ngfcake Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 7:34pm
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Maybe this will help you.


ranbel Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 7:38pm
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WOW, thanks ngfcake, that is exactly what I am looking for....

ngfcake Posted 8 Feb 2009 , 7:44pm
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You're welcome! thumbs_up.gif

tracey1970 Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 2:39am
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I have also seen some great cupcakes done with the 2D tip. In fact, a couple of times that I have e-mailed some people who have posted really nice cupcakes, asking what tip they have used, and they have replied with a "2D." I use a 1M quite often myself too.

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 3:56am
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Yes the 2D tip is another good one !

stsapph Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:05am
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I love the 2D tip for cupcakes. I think it comes out cuter than the 1M, but both will work great. I would get both tips and try them, see which you like better. Have fun with it!

chilz822 Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:08am
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Which are some photo examples of the 2D cupcakes?

stsapph Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:13am
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This picture has a good example. Most of the rose bouquets use the 2D tip. They start from the inside and work out. Of course, you can start from the outside and work in to get a cute swirl too.

chilz822 Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:16am
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That's a swirl?
Oh somebody please grab their webcam and show us how to do this one!

stsapph Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:18am
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It's really easy and quick. You just start from the middle and swirl out in a circular motion, you don't even have to move your wrist.

stsapph Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:20am
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That was the picture I was looking for!! Thanks Fiddlesticks, you always come through!

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:23am
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Your Welcome ! They are beautiful!

mbpbrighteyes Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:25am
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I'm going to have to give this 2D a chance! I've only ever used the 1M! Have to make goodies for preschool class this week... hmmm... can you say rose cuppies that I'm sure the little kiddies will make a huge mess with?!! icon_biggrin.gif

stsapph Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:28am
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All the more fun to eat! Be warned, it does use a good bit of BC. Fine by me, cake is just the vessel for buttercream transportation. My DH on the other hand doesn't like it with the 2D tip since he isn't a huge fan if BC...silly boy doesn't know what he's missing!

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:33am
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I agree I bet you use double the icing at least!
Hey stsapph Im with ya, Forget the cake and just eat the icing LOL!!
My Hubby is the same way He would be happy If I left his plain !

stsapph Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:35am
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Like I said...silly boys! lol...Then again, leaves more icing for us!! I'm sure the girls over in the laundry thread can think of ways to use it up!

fiddlesticks Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:37am
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icon_lol.gif Yes Im sure they can l icon_lol.gif Like maybe cover up the bare spots on choc man ! icon_wink.gif

stsapph Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 4:38am
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Yes yes... I think that shall work!

ranbel Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 12:41pm
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I like the looks of the 2D tip.....gonna have to try that one...

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