Silly Buttercream/icing Question

Decorating By CakeTitans Updated 7 Aug 2009 , 7:00pm by Rylan

CakeTitans Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 7:29pm
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So I'm new to this whole cake thing and everything I know I've learned on YouTube. I typically use a traditional BC icing for everything cause it's never failed me (including under my fondant, although I'm determined to try ganache!) but I don't know how people get the icing on their cupcakes to look so full and thick, yet fluffy at the same time. Are they using a basic BC? When I use my BC it's not as full looking. . .I don't know how else to describe it. Let me know what you think. TIA!!

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indydebi Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 7:51pm
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It could be the size tip you're using. Are you using the really REALL big ones?

CakeTitans Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 7:55pm
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Well gee, I sure thought the one I was using was big! Maybe I should wander around in the tip aisle and find one that will fit around my wrist!! icon_biggrin.gif Thanks for the suggestion!

indydebi Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 8:09pm
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icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I know that may have sounded silly, but I remember when I thought a big border (star) tip was big ... then I found the 2D or 2M ones.

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jennym0904 Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 8:33pm
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that tip does make a big difference indydeb! icon_smile.gif wilton has this "cupcake kit" with that tip and a few others. i love it!

jennym0904 Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 8:33pm
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as you can see in my profile pic, that's the big star tip i used!

Rylan Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 7:00pm
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I would need one of those big tips. I like big things.

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