What Is Best For Piped Grass?

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Serendipity80 Posted 10 May 2011 , 6:27am
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Hi

I am looking to pipe grass on a cake but have never done it before, just seen it done. I was wondering what medium do you think pipes the best grass, royal icing or butter cream or something else that i may not have thought of? All opinions really appreciated.

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OMGitsaLisa Posted 10 May 2011 , 7:21am
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I used thinnish consistency buttercream and a grass tip when I did it. It's #133 or #233. Not sure.

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Serendipity80 Posted 10 May 2011 , 7:35am
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Thanks Lisa! icon_biggrin.gif i am worried that buttercream will melt tho, im assuming you just use butter with icing sugar?

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Sam_paggers Posted 10 May 2011 , 8:19am
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I used a thick crusting BC for this:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2029155/2029160
It was also strong enough to hold for leaves on trees/Ivy... I had a little trouble with melting when piping on due to the heat of my hands but set the bag in fridge for 10 and carieid on. Once icing was on the cake it set up really nice icon_smile.gif
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soapy_hopie Posted 10 May 2011 , 12:46pm
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i just use butter cream

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vgereis Posted 10 May 2011 , 1:05pm
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I use buttercream as well.... I don't even use shortening in my buttercream... all butter.. and it turns out just fine... it crusts after a while... so as long as you don't accidentally knock it while it's still "soft"... you should be fine! icon_surprised.gif)

Good luck!

Vicky

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SarahL4683 Posted 12 May 2011 , 7:16pm
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I use buttercream and tip 233 as well. Works great. And yes, if you're doing a large area, putting your piping bag in the fridge for a few minutes in between works great if your frosting gets too soft while working. And it gives you a rest period for your hand icon_smile.gif

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Serendipity80 Posted 16 May 2011 , 4:21am
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thanks, really appreciate your help. Out of interest have any of you heard of 'Dream whip' or 'whip n Ice' and if so have you used this for piping grass before?

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CanadianCakin Posted 16 May 2011 , 6:41pm
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Dream whip is like a whipping cream don't
Think that would work to well. I haven't heard of the
Other one. You don't want your icing to be to thin
Or it won't hold the grass 'shape' it will just fall into a mound.
I use a medium to stiff consistency bc for grass

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CanadianCakin Posted 16 May 2011 , 6:42pm
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Dream whip is like a whipping cream don't
Think that would work to well. I haven't heard of the
Other one. You don't want your icing to be to thin
Or it won't hold the grass 'shape' it will just fall into a mound.
I use a medium to stiff consistency bc for grass

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MelissaJeane Posted 16 May 2011 , 6:57pm
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I use a recipie with a form of sweetex in it. ( it's a type of shortening) I just make it on the stiffer side but not so much that it won't squeeze out of the bag. I just piped grass on a 2X3 board for a castle cake and had no trouble at all you can see it in my pics. I used the wilton 233 tip.

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