What "tips" To Use When Icing A Cupcake??

Baking By twingirls05 Updated 15 Jul 2010 , 4:21am by luvbuttercream

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twingirls05 Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 6:37pm
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What are your favorite tips for decorating cupcakes (both doing a swirl and making the top kin dof look smooth (like ice cream at DQ...ok, that's the best analogy I could come up with)? I'm doing my first cupcake order this weekend and the largest Wilton tips I have are the standard "star" tip that's mostly used for shell borders on cakes or the round open tip (I think it's tip #5).

What other Wilton ones are good, ie. larger opening, for cupcakes? Other brand suggestions are fine too...but Wilton is what I have access to for this weekend.

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Jesa Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:38am
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I'm pretty sure the one I use the most often for cupcakes is the Wilton 1M. It's a big open star tip, great for swirls.

HTH!

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tesso Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:40am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesa

I'm pretty sure the one I use the most often for cupcakes is the Wilton 1M. It's a big open star tip, great for swirls.

HTH!




oh yah.. the 1M you got to love that tip. fast and easy.

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dm321 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:57am
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On CupCake Wars, I've noticed a lot of people use a bag without a tip. Just the bag with an opening cut... It looks nice when they do it...

~diem

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icer101 Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 3:58am
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the 2D one is great also.

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mbark Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 4:04am
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I like 1M but my favorite is the Wilton 1E/1G. I use a coupler if I want a smooth look.

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luvbuttercream Posted 15 Jul 2010 , 4:21am
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I love the Wilton 1B(rose swirl a bit bigger than 1M) and 1A (smooth swirl DQ like) tips.

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