Which Tip For This Swirl?

Baking By DeezTreatz Updated 23 Mar 2011 , 9:02pm by DeezTreatz

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DeezTreatz Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 5:33pm
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Marianna46 Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 5:40pm
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Probably a #12, or even a larger round pastry tip, but I imagine that the consistency of the icing is key here, too. It looks more like one of the meringue buttercreams - Swiss or Italian - rather than the powdered sugar one we usually use.

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MadMillie Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 5:41pm
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Look on cakejournal, I think it is cakejournal.com, not at home so i'm not sure, in the cupcake tutorial section and you will see the Ateco tips they recomend.

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crisseyann Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 5:45pm
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For that look, I have just used the coupler in my bag, no metal tip. Or for that matter, you wouldn't even NEED a coupler, just snip your bag the size you need. Just MY way of doing things. icon_biggrin.gif

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ThreeLittleBlackbirds Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 5:58pm
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Yep, I agree with crisseyann, no tip needed, and I would say this is definitely a cream cheese frosting in the picture

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JohnnyCakes1966 Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 6:04pm
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I agree that you don't need a tip, but if you WANT to use a tip, go with Wilton 1A.

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lilmissbakesalot Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 6:17pm
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Yeah... a 1A wilton or Ateco 807.

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sweetlybaked Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 6:26pm
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I jst bought an ateco tip for this swirl, its bigger than a coupler, but I'm not sure if the exact size.I've done them with no tip, but it wasn't as perfect I didn't think.the seam in the bag.I guess you could turn it though...

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SugarFiend Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 7:13pm
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It looks like an Ateco 809 to me. I used one for the seashell cupcakes in my photos. The swirl looked pretty much just like the photo you posted. It's hard to see because I piled so much stuff on top, but you can see it. It was a cream cheese icing, too, if that matters.

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MadMillie Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 7:43pm
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http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/cupcake-decorating-part-1

Scroll down and you will see some of the tips.

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DeezTreatz Posted 23 Mar 2011 , 9:02pm
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Great! Thanks so much everyone!! icon_smile.gif

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