Strange question - I can't get my grass tip to fit on a standard coupler. I think it's a no-name brand one, and it seems to be the right size, but the part that screws on to the coupler just barely doesn't fit. Is that unusual? It seems too small to be a tip that doesn't require a coupler. (I'll buy a new one if this one is just deformed - but I figured I'd check first rather than waste time tracking a new tip down if they're all like this)
Thank you for help with such a small problem.
My grass tip is #233 and yes it does fit a standard coupler.
Mine is a 233 and fits, also.
Are you saying that the tip is a no name one or the coupler is a no name one?
Thanks for the responses. I have Wilton couplers, but the tip doesn't have a brand marking on it anywhere. I will search out #233 instead then.
I ran into that with a couple of my tips. They are wilton and so are my couplers and they didnt want to fit properly.
You can always just use it without a coupler, if you don't intend to change colors with it. If you grass is all going to be green........no problem.
None of the tips actually "require" a coupler to work. It only makes it a heck of a lot easier to change tips out in the middle of decorating.
Yeah me too patticakesnc, the other night i was trying to put a wilton tip on a no name coupler and it wouldn't fit but then a different wilton tip fit....they are suppose to be the same size!! lol
giraffe11 I wouldn't know how to use it without a coupler....that would have come in handy the other night.....do you mind sharing how you would do that?
Good luck miss tiff
You just cut the normal hole in the bottom of your bag and drop the tip in. You do have to be a little careful that the hole is not too big for the tip, or the pressure of the icing will push the tip out. But it isn't hard at all. Just drop the tip in and put icing behind it and you're ready to go. I do this all the time, b/c I always seem to end up with one or two more icing colors than I have clean couplers.
Actually, my Mom decorated cakes for 12 years without even owning a coupler. She was just way too stubborn to spend extra money on something that wasn't absolutely necessary.
The one major drawback, as I mentioned before, is that you can't change tips without emptying the bag, so it only works well if you are using one tip for the color.
Hope that helps a little bit.