Elise87 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 12:34am
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Firstly let me say that I am always loosing the piping tips that i need to use and have to search everywhere for them sometimes i find them but today sadly i just can't find the two I REALLY need, there're just gone icon_cry.gif When am i gonna learn to straight away put them back in their box when i am finished cleaning them???

Anyway vent over, i am going to get myself a couple of the same tips to help with my cookies and all incase i loose them again icon_rolleyes.gif

Am going to get some more #2 tips......Question: What tip do you use most to do thin black outlines or details on your cookies? #1 or #0? trying to decide whether to buy more #1 or try a #0

Alrighty, that's all for me icon_smile.gif

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bonniebakes Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 1:02am
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elise -

I prefer the thinness of a 00 or 0, but I most often use a 1 because the 0's get clogged too easily...

I know the stocking trick ("smush" icing in a clean washed, unused stocking to get all the lumps out), but I usually forget to do that and just get frustrated!

Elise87 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 1:12am
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Yeh i know about the stocking thing, like u said if i forget to do it my #1 get's clogged, it is very frustrating!

If u do the stocking thing does the 0 still pipe nicely then?

I like my #1 but for somethings i might need that extra thiness

luv2bake6 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 1:50am
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I can't find that thread with the stocking instructions. Can someone please post the link? I'd like to try this because piping with the #1 is always so frustrating and the #2 is way too thick.

Elise87 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 2:01am
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Luv2bake6: Here is a thread i have: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-630347-0.html

If you can sometimes i find it less messy to put the RI into the stocking and then put it in your piping bag and then press the RI out pushing on the top of the icing bag that way your hands don't get messy.

HTH

luv2bake6 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 5:32am
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Thank you so much!
I just don't get where the plastic wrap goes. And does this get put into a decorating bag with the tip set up?

Elise87 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 5:45am
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Wrap the plastic wrap around the top of the lump of icing in the stocking so when your pushing it down it doesn't get on your hands, does that make sense? You can just use gloves if you want.

You can either put it straight into a piping bag or just into another bowl

Bluehue Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:01am
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Originally Posted by Elise87

Firstly let me say that I am always loosing the piping tips that i need to use and have to search everywhere for them sometimes i find them but today sadly i just can't find the two I REALLY need, there're just gone icon_cry.gif
Elise, if it is a metal one, might it be in the dishwasher - or oven.
After i wash my metal things i always put them in the oven for 15 minutes to dry correctly - perhaps that it where it is hiding - hope so.
When am i gonna learn to straight away put them back in their box when i am finished cleaning them???

I NOW keep a tray in my kitchen, so as when i am finished with everything - it all gets carted down to the *cake room* - learnt that after i lost a small cookie cutter, it had fallen down behind my Mixer - icon_redface.gif
Anyway vent over, i am going to get myself a couple of the same tips to help with my cookies and all incase i loose them again icon_rolleyes.gif

Am going to get some more #2 tips......Question: What tip do you use most to do thin black outlines or details on your cookies? #1 or #0? trying to decide whether to buy more #1 or try a #0

Alrighty, that's all for me icon_smile.gif


Elise87 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:51am
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yeh a metal and a plastic one lol

I usually clean them by hand then leave them on top of the counter to go clean other stuff or someone else cleans them first and puts them on the drying tray or wherever they put them away lol

I looked in all my boxes, on the counter, in the draws, on the drying tray, anywhere and i found the plastic one but the other one is just gone icon_confused.gif

I can't even count the number of times i am always loosing them lol

Bluehue Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 7:14am

Some of my other *i cannot find XXXX* icon_redface.gificon_rolleyes.gif

In a pocket.
Caught up in a tea towell and ended up in the washing basket.
In the knife and fork drawer.
Next to the phone.


Sad but true
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Bluehue icon_smile.gif

Elise87 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 7:25am

i'll do one better......someone found one of my tips in the compost bin LOL

Needless to say i threw it out after that icon_biggrin.gif

Bluehue Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 7:36am

icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif -

Perhaps *this one* went in the waste bin - icon_sad.gificon_cry.gif

Elise87 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 8:17am

that's my conclusion too, the poor little thing lol

luv2bake6 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 6:07pm

I once found one wedged into a small drainage hole in the dishwashing rack.
Another time, it was in the sugar!
Several times i've found them in a pocket of something i must've been wearing that day, and once i had to turn off the dryer when i heard something clanking around in there.......yup, my tip!

bonniebakes Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 8:38pm

I have multiple tips... saves me all the time! I think I have 4 or 5 #1s, 3 #2s, 3 #3s, and 5 #4s. Oh, and a 00 and a 0.

luv2bake6 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 9:31pm

Me too. Every time i go to Michael's, i pick up more!

Elise87 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 11:20pm

yeh i am gonna go do that, need to get some more coupler's too. I can only get the wilton ones i think at this store, u know the ones with the split in them...............what's with the split anyway? Does it have a purpose? It annoys me lol

I was piping the other day using that coupler and i think it caused my icing to leak out the top of the srewey bit. I kept adjusting it, the bag, the tip to stop it leaking but it just didn't want to icon_confused.gif

luv2bake6 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 12:36am

LOL, that's happened many times to me too.

Elise87 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 1:21am

I really do want to figure out it's purpose lol

Edited to say: I went onto google and typed in the purpose of split in wilton coupler and i was reading down the page and saw that someone was asking the exact same question as me! SCORE i thought......then i read it was from cake central and that it was just what i had written on this post icon_redface.gif Damn it lol

staceycake Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 2:39am

Elise87 - LOL!! So funny that your google search returned you right back to yourself!! If you ever figure out "the split's purpose", let us know!!

Elise87 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:01am
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Originally Posted by staceycake

Elise87 - LOL!! So funny that your google search returned you right back to yourself!!




embarassed to admit it has happend before LOL

I just go round and round in circles icon_rolleyes.gif

Elise87 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:13am

UPDATE!!

Sooo, i rang a cake decorating store and asked them why there is a split in the wilton couplers lol

The guy said he thinks there is a split so you can attach something......have no idea what though icon_confused.gif

luv2bake6 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:22am

Huh? Attach what? LOL. Weird. All it does is leak icing.
FYI, it's happened to me too. I'll google something and then come right back to the same question i've asked on a forum!

Elise87 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:28am

well exactly, it isn't like a mixer where you have to change attachments or anything lol

denetteb Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:40am

Some of the tips, like 129 and 136 have a little metal wire to support the middle of the tip, the wire goes in the groove in the coupler. I couldn't figure it out either but someone else on CC answered it.

Elise87 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:46am
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Originally Posted by denetteb

Some of the tips, like 129 and 136 have a little metal wire to support the middle of the tip, the wire goes in the groove in the coupler. I couldn't figure it out either but someone else on CC answered it.




Aaahhhhhhhh thanks for solving the mystery!

For those couple of tips we have to suffer leakage using the rest of them lol

denetteb Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 4:22am

I have a couple of couplers that don't have the groove. I don't know if it is the brand or the age but there are some out there that are grooveless.

Elise87 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 4:42am

yeh i have one without the split too, i am going to go back to that particular cake decorating place soon to get a few more of those ones and some tips......the shop has 30% off nearly everything this week woo hoo!

luv2bake6 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 5:18am

I've also got some with and some without. Needless to say, i use the ones without more often.

GeminiRJ Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 1:30pm

I use a #1s for all my outlining. You can't tell the difference between the #1s and the #1 just by looking at it, but it's definitely my choice for fine lines.

As for the notch in the coupler....I have a number of flower tips that have that wire support mentioned by denetteb, and they need that space to fit on the coupler. I also have a really tiny tip that doesn't even fit on the coupler because it's too small. Never gave it a thought when I was buying the stupid thing, but try to use it, and good luck!

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