Hello! I have been practicing making a reversed shell border, but I just can't seem to get it. They look like messy blobs of icing. I am using the tip recommended by Wilton. I have watched the Wilton tutorial half a dozen times, which has not helped. Any tips or recommendations for a tutorial would be greatly appreciated. TIA!
Hi, will this help?
Make sure your icing is thick enough to hold the shape once you pipe it. I use a medium icing. That may be why you get the blobs of icing look.
The only other thing I can offer is practice, practice, practice. I too had a had time with the shell border, so I watched lots of youtube videos and then practiced. It gets easier.
I don't know of any other tutorials for you, so hopefully someone else will.
Did you figure it out yet?
Some of the Wilton demos aren't so great.
The You Tube demo posted above is better (but, I had to laugh about her preference to hold her wrist with the other hand when she clearly needed the other hand to spin the lazy susan!)
If I recall correctly, the Wilton video was piped in the direction going towards herself. I'd recommend piping in a horizontal line in front of you or even from front to back as you turn your turntable. If you can learn to do it in a more natural direction from the start, it's easier to adapt to doing it faster as you become more confident.