Need Desperate Help Making Swirls!

Baking By warmvanillasugar1234 Updated 7 Mar 2010 , 11:01pm by Musick

warmvanillasugar1234 Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 3:06am
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I'm completely new at cupcake decorating and I really want to make swirls like these but I'm not sure what tip to use. I read on a forum that you could make them using a 1 M tip and a star tip but then somebody told me that there are open and closed star tips! :O
I want swirls like these:
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It would really help if I knew what tip to use and the method. Please and thank you! icon_smile.gif

I have a tip 101 from Wilton and I tried making petal flowers with it, the flower with five petals, but mine's didn't even look like a flower. It was more like a blob icon_sad.gif Any tutorials for using tip 101?

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JanH Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 9:05am
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How to make a swirl with 1M tip:
(And a few other techniques.)


Texas_Rose Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 10:42am
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JanH is right, tip 1M is the way to go. 1M is a big tip and you may want bigger bags to use with it.

But I just looked on the Wilton site and the picture they've got of 1M doesn't look like the 1M that I bought a year ago. My 1M looks more like the 2D on this page: I'll have to look again when I go to Hobby Lobby and see if they've changed the 1M, now I'm curious.

bubblecakes Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 10:58am
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Living in Australia means that Wilton stuff is few and far between, so I've found that you can get awesome cupcake swirls using a fluted pastry tip. Here, they're made of plastic and fit into any bag. And they're cheaper too! Happy swirling.

metria Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 12:39pm
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I had to look it up on youtube to see how it was done. She uses the 1M tip in this video.

I just made my first 1M swirl on cupcakes earlier this week for Thanksgiving! Yay for cuppies!


Cake4ever Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 9:38am
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Love it! Thanks for sharing. icon_biggrin.gif

metria Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 1:16am
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all4cake Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 1:25am
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off topic here...

but how did ya'll upload the images?

They're a wonderful size and they're not followed by that annoying empty extra frame.

metria Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 1:28am
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I always use the img tag and link to an image that's already posted on the internet. I've never tried adding an attachment ... let me see ...

metria Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 1:30am
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Yes ... adding attachments do those empty tables for some reason. My other post looks like this in the edit mode:

found this on another post:


original post:

all4cake Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 1:56am
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I'll have to play with that. It didn't use to do was after the last crash and/or during a heavy upgrading period that it's now the way it is....

luvmysmoother Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 6:33am
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Gawd I love this site. I have never seen/used a closed star tip and LOVE the look it gives - I adore my beloved 1M but I just have to get that tip - off to Michaels yet againicon_smile.gif

Musick Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 11:01pm
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Can someone tell me what the tip is on the lower right that makes the smooth swirls?

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