What Tip And Icing Do I Use For This Swirl?

Baking By sweetsbyjen Updated 4 May 2009 , 4:34pm by chassidyg

sweetsbyjen Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 8:29pm
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I love Pink Cake Box's Signature Swirl on their cupcakes but can't figure out how to get such a smooth dense buttercream that will pipe this nicely. I use Sugarshack's Buttercream Recipe for my cupcakes but was thinking of swithching over to something a little less sweet.

I also wonder what Tip they use, I know it's a round tip but I haven't found one that large. I usually just do a 1M swirl but I am looking to do something a little different.

here is a picture:
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getfrosted Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 8:39pm
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The swirl is probably done with a 1A (large round).

laurabeth595 Posted 4 Apr 2009 , 8:41pm
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try just using the coupler. no tip. it works pretty good when i use it.

amyscuppycakes Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 2:12pm
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thanks for posting this because I've been wondering myself. I reckon the coupler idea is great. I'll def give that a go. I have read something along that line before but never said use the coupler just use the bag on it's own! icon_confused.gif

EyeCandy Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 2:20am
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I was going to suggest the 1A as well.... but the coupler idea sounds great!!!

sweetsbyjen Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 2:29am
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Thanks everyone, I actually did use the coupler and felt it didn't give me a big enough swirl so I just picked up an Aetco 807 tip (canolli round tip) from Fante's, a supply shop in S. Philadelphia and will be trying it this weekend, I will post results!

EyeCandy Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 2:35am
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Good luck, I can't wait to see the pictures.

sweetsbyjen Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 10:27pm
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Ok so I used my 807 tip today and here are the results:

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DaisyLisa17 Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 1:09am
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OMG, that strawberry cheesecake cuppy looks to DIE FOR!

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 4:30am
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I like the swirls too but... the chocolate one just reminds me of something...

KKristy Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 12:00pm
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On SweetCuppinCakesBakery.blogspot.com, Anne and Jesse from Pink Cake Box have a recipe posted for their red velvet and cream cheese icing. They mention using a #8 for the icing swirl...

http://sweetcuppincakesbakery.blogspot.com/2009/02/jesse-and-anne-from-pink-cake-box-visit.html

EyeCandy Posted 10 Apr 2009 , 5:38pm
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Originally Posted by cupcakeshoppe

I like the swirls too but... the chocolate one just reminds me of something...




HeeHee, same here!!!! icon_lol.gif But they do look elegant!

Nice job on your swirls, I want to go out and buy a 1A now!! icon_biggrin.gif
The cheesecake cupcake looks delicious, what a great idea!!!

SimplySensationalSweets Posted 22 Apr 2009 , 3:47am
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Wow those look great, I'm gonna have to give that a try!

Swede-cakes Posted 25 Apr 2009 , 10:49am
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I like their look too! The "Eat Me" one is my fave out of those!

So, I just read this thread then hopped over to a new one. Low-and-behold, the link someone provided for a company that sells pretty cupcakes liners also has them selling the really big tips to make these swirls! It doesn't give a #, but from the description and the how large the tip hole looks next to the model's finger in the photo, you could probably figure out what size to get/use.

Hth!

chassidyg Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:10pm
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I have those tips now!!! The only ones I use now, they were 1.99, they are made by magictip, I'll get the numbers off them when I go upstairs. I bought 3 different sized large rounds, and a giant version of the 1M.

EyeCandy Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:11pm
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Where did you find the giant version of the 1M? I have seen a woman using a Royal tip like it on You Tube and it looked huge. I want one! icon_biggrin.gif

gia2088 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:25pm
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i've been using a large disposable piping bag, and just cutting the tip off. just cut higher up if you want a bigger swirl. really easy and hardly any clean up.

EyeCandy Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:31pm
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Great tip, thanks!!! icon_biggrin.gif

blondeez Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:38pm
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Originally Posted by chassidyg

I have those tips now!!! The only ones I use now, they were 1.99, they are made by magictip, I'll get the numbers off them when I go upstairs. I bought 3 different sized large rounds, and a giant version of the 1M.





I have never heard of this brand. Who sells them and do you happen to have a website addy?

chassidyg Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 2:50pm
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I bought all mine local, the largest one I have is 7PT, I'll see if I can find a site.

chassidyg Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 3:11pm
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Now I feel bad, not one website has them! However, the store isnt far from my house (which is actually a bad thing icon_biggrin.gif ) I can pick up a couple of round & stars for you if you'd like & send them to you. I really love mine, and bought doubles & triples icon_biggrin.gif
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Susie53 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 3:18pm
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The Aetco 807 tip makes a large swirl. icon_smile.gif

sweetsbyjen Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 3:22pm
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check out www.fantes.com they are a local resturaunt supply store around me here in Philly but they have online ordering. I know they have a cannoli set with large tips. a basic round and a star tip. I got a few large tips from them, they have a great selection. Ateco and Wilton.

go here http://www.fantes.com/icing-tools.html and scroll down for the 3 piece set.

Ruth0209 Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 3:23pm
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Originally Posted by AKA_cupcakeshoppe

I like the swirls too but... the chocolate one just reminds me of something...




That's so funny! I made some chocolate ones the other day for a cake tasting. When my DH saw them he said, "You aren't going to give those to your customer are you? They remind me of a pile of dog poo!!"

Note to self. Do the chocolate ones with a ridged tip!!!

EyeCandy Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 3:49pm
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icon_lol.gif I can see what he means though!!!

Carda Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 11:53pm
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Wow, those are nice swirls, but what caught my eye even more, was Swede-cakes avatar icon_surprised.gif What a cutie S-W!! Will you marry her off to my son and they can have lots of little, blue eyed blonde babies?

Sorry, totally OT, but she just looks more delicious than the cupcakes icon_redface.gif

Swede-cakes Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 4:09pm
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Carda, you're funny, and so sweet to say that! icon_lol.gif That's my youngest "Svenske flicka"! She's a wild card, with a mind of her own at 4 y.o. I'll check back with you in about 40 years on the marriage thing, cause that's when my husband will finally let either of our girls get married. icon_rolleyes.gif

Back to the OT, my husband says the same thing about the chocolate swirl...sometimes men bring things down to the most basic of levels, huh? icon_lol.gif I can't find a large enough star tip though. May have to order online.

Carda Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 4:18pm
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Originally Posted by Swede-cakes

Carda, you're funny, and so sweet to say that! icon_lol.gif That's my youngest "Svenske flicka"! She's a wild card, with a mind of her own at 4 y.o. I'll check back with you in about 40 years on the marriage thing, cause that's when my husband will finally let either of our girls get married. icon_rolleyes.gif

Back to the OT, my husband says the same thing about the chocolate swirl...sometimes men bring things down to the most basic of levels, huh? icon_lol.gif I can't find a large enough star tip though. May have to order online.




Yeah, immediately when I saw your avatar I thought she had to be Scandinavian, and then I saw your screen name. I'm Danish but my mom's Swedish. So my son is half Danish, half South African, but he has the same 100% Scandinavian look. It's like you can spot it a mile away.

Anywa, they sund like a perfect match. My son is only 18 months but likes older women. And he has a mind of his own already now, so he would give back as good as he gets. I'll get back to you in 40, only the best for my son, so I can wait icon_biggrin.gif

mbt4955 Posted 30 Apr 2009 , 4:51pm
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I found these on cooksdream.com. I don't think the picture worked, so here is the link. http://cooksdream.com/store/tipsss.html

I only looked at one hit from my search, so I'm sure there are more. These come individually or in a 10-piece set. Do they look big enough for what you are talking about?
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chassidyg Posted 4 May 2009 , 4:34pm
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found some on this website, just as big as mine are, and they have 3 pages of large tips

http://www.cakedeco.com/cgi-bin/webc.cgi/st_main.html?p_catid=244

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