i decided to try to make royal icing drop flowers for the first time today. watched several videos online of how to make them. they looked easy enough. WRONG! everytime i do the "hold the bag 90 degrees and turn your wrist" technique, the flower smooshes into oblivion....so instead i decide to just hold it still and squeeze until it resembles a flower and pull up. works for me...get online to figure out what i did wrong. go to the wilton website, type in the tip #...the tip is for left handed people. now i'm not saying that left handed people cant make cakes, but why not have both right and left handed tips in the box? this is the medium sized tip pack wilton makes. i didnt realize that there were tips made specifically for left handed people... i wonder how many other people just thought that they were weird and couldnt make them...shame on you wilton...shame, shame..
Maybe you just bought the pack for left handed people. )
It would be nice if they marketed two different packs one for right handed people and one for left. Probably a good suggestion for them.
Putting both tips in the pack just gives you a useless tip. The reason there are tips for left-handed people is because of the issue you identified. Left handed people would have trouble making the flowers with the other tip. Wilton is just trying to make things even in an otherwise right handed world.
I'm pretty sure you would hate my house cause I have left handed knives as well. LOL
lol...mine is a house divided...ma and my oldest daughter are right handed, my husband and my youngest are left handed. i've had to make myself learn to use my left hand so i can teach her how to do things. but wilton does need to have on the pack itself that they are left handed. i have the paper back that came on the package, and all it said was drop flower...on their website, it says tip 106 is for left handed drop flowers...some clarification would be nice.
but, they got done, look cute and are drying as i type.
That reminds me of my sister who is right handed trying to help my oldest nephew who is left handed. LOL.
Glad you were able to make them and get them done.
What tip were you trying to use to make swirled drop flowers that was actually a left handed tip ??
Some tips for making them: hold your hand still (as you did) BUT.....with your other hand twist the paper
I usually tape plastic wrap to the back of a cookie sheet and turn the sheet while holding my bag/hand still while squeezing.
Then ....... it is very important to stop squeezing; leave hand still; count to 3 (gives mind a break helps you *really* stop squeezing) before lifting hand straight up. This will prevent destroying the flower by draging tip through the icing .
Royal icing flowers will actually fall off plastic wrap when they are dry enough. I don't know how many I lost/broke trying to loosen them from wax paper
the tip says 106L which according to the wilton site is the left handed drop flower tip. i made mine on plastic wrap, for the simple fact i didnt have any wax paper and didnt feel like going to the store.
I have one of those too! It came in a multi-pack. I will have to put it in it's own little spot, my husband is a leftie, and I want him to stay home and cake with me. He has an art background and is very handy to have around.
Y'all can send me those lefty tips. k? lol
yup..mine came in a multi pack from walmart...oh well..still usable!