Okay, so whats the trick to not getting those little "tails" at the end of dots/pearls? I was using tip 4 to make little ball along the edge of a cake and those darn little tails that stick up drive me mad. Once the icing crusts some, I pat them down but then they look like patted down dots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
any advice from the pros?!!!
Ok, I'll try to explain how I do it....but I'm not very good at explaining things simply.
I squeeze to make the dot, then instead of just pulling away, I keep the tip in the icing and do a little swirl with the tip, pulling it off the dot sideways instead of straight up. It seems to work fairly well.
Did that make any sense?
I go over all of my dots with a paint brushed dipped in water (NOT a lot of water, you dont wanna soak the dots..just enough so the bristles are together)
I know you're supposed to keep the tip burried in the dot and release pressure before pulling away. I think karateka does it right. I end up doing what you do ... push them down after crusting!
Makes sense!! I will try it all! It drives me nuts. I try and try and try and try and AHHHHHHHHHHH. But, like you all have taught me, practice, practice!
Thank you so much!!
No matter what question I ask, someone has the answer! It's such a comfort having you all to go to for help. I have LEARNED SOO much!!!