Help - What Icing Tip Makes This Swirl????

Decorating By kimmyginger Updated 27 Nov 2012 , 7:12pm by BakingIrene

kimmyginger Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 7:44pm
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Hi, can anyone tell me what tip I need for this swirl??? Can't find out anywhere????!!!! Driving me mad!!!
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DeliciousDesserts Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 7:55pm
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I've never seen it before today. I really like it.

It almost looks like thin circles of fondant folded & curled. I really hope someone else knows!

Where did you find the photo?

ApplegumPam Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 8:02pm
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Its a closed star tip - you will hve to have a play yourself to find out angle to hold your hand, pressure to use etc.

This will give you a start

http://www.glorioustreats.com/2011/08/cupcake-basics-how-to-frost-cupcakes.html

kimmyginger Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 8:04pm
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It's from a calander of cupcake images but has no info on it! I thought that too!

kimmyginger Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 8:06pm
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Oh, thank you a closed star tip! Like a 1c or something??

DeliciousDesserts Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 8:28pm
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I thought the star at first as well....but I don't see it making that. Even holding it at an angle.

It just so happens I am frosting some cupcakes with my 1M & I just can't make that happen.

carmijok Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 8:52pm
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts

I thought the star at first as well....but I don't see it making that. Even holding it at an angle.

It just so happens I am frosting some cupcakes with my 1M & I just can't make that happen.




If you look at the link in one of the above posts from applegumpam, there's a picture of several styles and the tips that go with them. The closest to this look is the CLOSED star tip IMO...and the bigger the tip the better I think.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 8:59pm
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I agree the closed star is the closest. I got mine out & still can't get it to fold back on itself like that.

milliemoo Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 9:11pm
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Looks to me like they've used a 406 and layered up ruffles.

ApplegumPam Posted 23 Oct 2012 , 11:05pm
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If you check the link I put up you will see that a Wilton 1M is an open star tip - you are after a CLOSED star tip - the ones that look like an asterisk from an 'aerial' view.

As I had a few spare mins I uploaded the OP pic into Google Image search..... wow.... what an eye-opener !! Yep - over 184 'cakers/bakers' using EXACTLY the same image to represent THEIR work.

There are loads of Youtube videos for this technique

I can tell you it IS achieved by using a closed star tip - 2D etc

As I explained, you need to have a 'play' - the same tip can give you many different outcomes depending on the consistency of your icing - the pressure applied - how fast/slow you move the tip - the angle you hold the tip - the direction in which you pipe.
Different people will produce different results.

As a start point, to reproduce this - softer icing - minimal pressure (you don't want ruffles) - fairly fast speed - start at outside and work inwards in a circular motion

My advice to anybody wanting to do cupcakes is to invest in a couple of straight / closed star / open star / petal tips - grab a tube of cheapo toothpaste and a plastic mat and start piping - you will soon see the difference each produces

kimmyginger Posted 25 Nov 2012 , 1:28pm
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Thank you everyone for your sugggestions!!

BakingIrene Posted 27 Nov 2012 , 7:12pm
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Star tip and several circles is how you get this look.  Any star tip like 19 or 22 or similar pastry tips with no more than 10 teeth.

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