What Frosting Tip And Technique??

Decorating By apartyinyourtummy Updated 22 Dec 2009 , 7:09pm by Texas_Rose

apartyinyourtummy Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 9:53pm
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I am not sure what tip and technique I should use to frost these cupcakes. I'm attaching a picture (hope it works.. never done it before) PLease help me figure it out. THX!
LL

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kakeladi Posted 20 Dec 2009 , 10:10pm
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Any BIG round tip. A 12 probably isn't big enough but I don't remember the #s of the super sized ones. Maybe something like a 1D?

Just start piping at the outer edge and circle into the center - raising up the tip as you go. I'd sure a rather soft b'cream - maybe add cream cheese to soften it?

tiggy2 Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 4:56pm
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You can also use just a coupler without a tip as long as it isn't a wilton coupler with the notch in it.

Sagebrush Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 5:22pm
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Looks to me like a pastry tip like the ones at Bake It Pretty:

http://www.bakeitpretty.com/category_48/Pastry-Tips-Bags.htm

I would say the details are fondant or gumpaste. You could cut out those eyes and cheeks with the small end of a round tip (I'd have to experiment to get the right size, but maybe start with 3 for the eyes and 5 for the cheeks), and the mouth is just a small ball rolled out into a snake. The cherry, of course, is just a red ball... maybe 1/2 inch in diameter... stuck on top.

HTH

- Leisel

niccicola Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 6:47pm
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This type of cupcake icing is becoming quite popular, eh? I prefer the 2D tip look, but with the cute fondant face, those cupcakes are adorable!

Texas_Rose Posted 22 Dec 2009 , 7:09pm
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You can use a disposable piping bag and just cut the end to the size of hole that you want.

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