How do I get this swirl effect ?

Decorating By Littlemisswise Updated 24 Jun 2014 , 5:07pm by anavillatoro1

liz at sugar Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 12:50am
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Thanks Enga - Yes, I am striking out on finding the Stadter tips anywhere for sale online.  If I dig something up, I'll let you know.



enga Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 3:14am
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I don't think its a tip at all now, I think it's a technique!


I want to learn how to do the "Crabapple Signature Swirl" but she gives master classes in Australia!:cry:


She does have a Crabapple cupcake book though :party:

liz at sugar Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 3:50am
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Good find Enga!  But when I went to her website, the signature swirl looked like this:



There was a tutorial for this on the CC homepage last week - I'll try to find the link. 



enga Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 4:47am
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LeanneW please give us the tip number, pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaasssssssssseeeee....... Grabs blanky and storms off to bed in fetal position.

Littlemisswise Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 8:23pm
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AI see everyone has the bug now to find out about the tip :):):-):-) Please ,pretty please Leanne ,tell us about the tip ,

AnnieCahill Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 8:29pm
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Ya'll are driving me crazy.  I have to unsubscribe from this one. 

AnnieCahill Posted 19 Feb 2014 , 11:08pm
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ANot you Liz, it's all good.

Do you have the 2D? She said it was two loose rosettes stacked on top of one another. I don't have any BC on hand (gasp!) or else I'd try it.

liz at sugar Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 12:16am
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Annie, yeah, I tried 2D.  Just by looking at the number of pleats or petals on the photo, I would guess the tip used on the bottom had to have 10 slits, and the one on the top 8 slits.  Maybe Wilton 1E or 1G?  I don't have those though - just saw them online.


Maybe my technique just sucks, but I couldn't get close with the tips I have.  It almost looks on the top layer like each petal is folding back on to itself - not a clue on how to do that.  That was why I originally thought each "petal" was piped individually.


I don't even sell flipping cupcakes, so why I care how to do this is beyond me!  LOL!! :grin:



AnnieCahill Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 12:28am
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AYeah I avoid cupcakes at all cost lol.

Rfisher Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 1:58am
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AI'm no expert by any means. But the bug hit me on this one hard, to figure it out. I have limited experience in piping, but yes, from what I did today....I was able to recreate a very close facsimile. 2D tip and utilizing a turntable. Also, I think that maybe the original photo is a mini cupcake? I think that may skew the perception. Taking this into account, plus the squash down affect the flower and leaf gives, I think I figured it out. ... Oh, "hi" to you all. Long time lurker here.

Littlemisswise Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 12:14pm
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APicture of your cupcake Rfisher ?

Narie Posted 20 Feb 2014 , 2:51pm
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 This one is close to the German tip.

Rfisher Posted 22 Feb 2014 , 4:19am
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ASomeone with better piping skills would do better, I am sure. I used the turntable, because I cannot move my hands in the direction as needed, as it is not the same as a normal swirl....[ATTACHMENT=1525]image.jpg (167k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]. As I see it, once a topper would be applied & pushed down, it would look much more the same... I could be wrong, it may be a unique tip that's out there...I think it's a unique method with a common tip......I'd like to see someone with mad piping skills go at it....

LeanneW Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 1:34am
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Original message sent by Littlemisswise

Leanne , sorry for being such a pain but do you remember which tips you used.Don't want to harass you but I fear you might get busy and forget to reply .I do apologise if Im being a nuisance :oops:

No pain at all. The truth is I half forgot and half am super busy! So here's the situation, I piped this at the studio, then packed my tools in my car. Then I moved to a new house and packed a bunch more stuff into my car so I will ge to it. Off the top of my head I think it is 1B? I will dig it out, sorry everyone!

enga Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 1:39am
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YAY!!!!! Thank You Leanne!

enga Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 2:40am
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I odered the 1M, 2D and a 12 piece Ateco set, never heard of the 1B. Oh well, any excuse to order more tips :lol:

Rfisher Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 3:44am
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AWell ladies, this picture I found blows the theory that it's a size perception issue. I see the same technique on cupcakes that are most definitely not mini's. I have already got an 855, 190, and 1b on their way to me for more fiddling! Hopefully I can get closer.....[ATTACHMENT=1537]image.jpg (143k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

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enga Posted 28 Feb 2014 , 5:55am
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Littlemisswise Posted 1 Mar 2014 , 8:53pm
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AThank you so much Leanne ,will get the 1 B and have go.

momsgoodies Posted 2 Mar 2014 , 2:29am
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AI will like to know too. It's beautiful!!

Mel37 Posted 2 Mar 2014 , 11:22am
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AHi Ladies :)

Been lurking on this thread for ages, but stumbled on this page today randomly, and the piping on these cakes looks very similar?

She doesn't specify the actual tip number used as its from a UK store branded set, but there's a picture of it and it looks like a star tip but one that has straight ended slits. I did think that was the case looking at the original picture, as the ends are slightly square, and not pointed (if that makes any sense LOL!) but if you can find an equivalent in the US I think that's what your after. I also think it's a really slow piped swirl to get the 'flop' effect?

Anyway, hope that might help someone? :)


liz at sugar Posted 2 Mar 2014 , 1:18pm
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Thanks Mel37!  It looks like the most similar Wilton tip would be 1E.



Rfisher Posted 2 Mar 2014 , 3:01pm
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AThank you Mel37! She showed an even better photo of the tip close up in a different posting. For me to buy the Lakeland tip, only available in a set I think...was a bit over $70 to get it here to the United States. If anyone has any luck with a 1E let me know please! I might also try my hand at taking a pair of pliers to a 1M or 2D......

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