How Do I Do Realistic Looking Pine Needles?

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 25 Apr 2010 , 4:11pm by icer101

cakesrock Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 11:27am
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Hi,

I'm wondering how to do realistic looking pine needles for a wreath or pine tree? Do you use BC - same tip as grass and just pull it longer? Any other suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks! icon_smile.gif

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bbmom Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 11:38am
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I have a really old 1979 wilton book and they have you pipe royal icing with a #2 tip onto wax paper in sprays of 5 (so a long v with 3 more rays coming out of it) then let dry. To wreath an 8" cake you need 300 sets of these rays. It looks very realistic. I'm sure you could speed it up with the grass tip.

chelleb1974 Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 3:11am
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Originally Posted by bbmom

I have a really old 1979 wilton book and they have you pipe royal icing with a #2 tip onto wax paper in sprays of 5 (so a long v with 3 more rays coming out of it) then let dry. To wreath an 8" cake you need 300 sets of these rays. It looks very realistic. I'm sure you could speed it up with the grass tip.




Would you be able to post a picture of this by any chance? I'm just trying to visualize the 5 needles.

Thank you!

bbmom Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 3:39pm
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this is from 1979 The Wilton way to Decorate for Christmas"
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chelleb1974 Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 3:57pm
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Thank you so much!!!!

icer101 Posted 25 Apr 2010 , 4:11pm
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when i make grass with b/c or r/i, i use the #233 tip. When i make it with fondant/g/p , i use the clay extruder.I pull it from the extrude, then cut off the thicker end. This makes it look more that grass. hth

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