Hi - this is my first post plus I am a complete novice at this icing malarkay!! I have successfully done some fondant icing novelty cakes but want to widen my skills to include piping. I have a kit with the smallest tube being a number 2. I am trying to make run out pictures for a commission I have been given to do. I have done a large number which is fine, but I would like to do a slightly more detailed picture. The problem is that the number 2 tube is too thick, and the 00 I had kept clogging up and I couldn't get any icing out of it - it kept spurting out of the sides of my piping bag (home made from baking parchment). I think that the icing is either not mixed thoroughly enough (but I don't know how much is okay), or is too thick (although I managed to do one part okay).
Can anybody give me any tips on how to do this effectively? How runny or thick does the icing need to be? I used royal icing which you just add water to rather than normal icing sugar and egg white this time - just for practising with. Thanks!!!
Just use a parchment bag without a tip and cut the opening to the size you want.
Doh! Of course, I didn't think of that - thank you!