Plastic Icing Tips

Decorating By almagest Updated 13 Jan 2011 , 1:26am by almagest

almagest Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 8:24pm
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Hi Everyone:

I was just wondering about the advantages and disadvantages of plastic icing tips versus metal icing tips. If I was to invest in a set would which would you recommend and why?

Thanks in advance.

3 replies
Coral3 Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 11:14pm
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I bought a few plastic icing tips in sizes 1 & 2 because I got sick of metal (Ateco brand) ones rusting - I thought they would solve all my problems, BUT they were awful! The tips were not perfectly moulded/cut, so the openings were not perfectly round, which meant the icing wouldn't pipe out correctly - it would pipe out at slightly 'off' angles, making them awful to use. I threw them out in the end and went back to metal.

Note: The ones I had trouble with were small sizes, for fine piping - I do have some plastic tips in large sizes (ie the ones you would pipe a cupcake swirl with) and they are fine.

almagest Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 1:26am
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Thanks so much for taking the time to answer! If you want to do something well, it's worth the money for good equipment.

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