What Brand Of Icing Tips Or Set Do You Use?

Decorating By ScarletBaker Updated 6 Aug 2014 , 5:04pm by MBalaska

ScarletBaker Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 3:57pm
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AHi, I would like to get myself an icing nozzle set. Just booked myself on a pipping course.! There's a whole range out there. Which brand do you use. Is it worth buying a set or do you get them individually?

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 4:11pm
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Speaking for myself, I just have a couple of Wilton tips. If and when I need to do something not easily done with those tips, I'll get whatever I need. <shrug>

leah_s Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 4:32pm
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I bought a huge (over 100 pieces) box on Ebay when I first started out.  It was a mixture of brands, sizes and shapes.

SweetShop5 Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 6:03pm
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Mine are all Wilton.

as you wish Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 6:17pm
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AMine are about half Wilton, half Ateco. I don't really notice any difference between them.

Aurora42196 Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 6:54pm
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I currently have wilton. but I want to get an ateco set. They're stainless steel so they wont rust like the wilton tips. :D

ScarletBaker Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 7:37pm
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AThanks for the replies everyone...off to have a look at prices!:smile:

craftybanana Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 8:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aurora42196 
 

I currently have wilton. but I want to get an ateco set. They're stainless steel so they wont rust like the wilton tips. :D


Wait, Wilton rusts? Is that just for the new tips or the older ones too? My Wilton tips are really old, but I bought two new ones (they definitely feel thinner and not as good quality as my old ones).

 

Does Ateco still have good standards or are those made cheaply now too? Just wondering since I do want to buy a few more tips to replace some I threw out (old plastic hand me downs that were never cleaned, yuck!).

ApplegumPam Posted 3 Mar 2014 , 8:29pm
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It really depends on WHAT sort of piping you want to do - thicker stuff designed for buttercream, choice of tips not so important.

BUT if you intend on doing fine detailed royal work.... BUY the very best you can afford.... Bekenal (if you can get them!) 1st choice,  PME 2nd.
This is one of the few areas where a tradesman CAN blame his tools,  the seam in a lot of cheaper tips will cause the icing stream to spiral - as will a damaged tip (and MANY of the cheaper 'brands' have NO quality control at all and may sell damaged tips as new!

 

MBalaska Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 3:07am
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Wilton tips for most decorating.

Big Ateco stainless open and closed stars for big borders and cupcakes.

PME rounds for fine detailed work.

Aurora42196 Posted 16 Mar 2014 , 4:34pm
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Original message sent by craftybanana

Wait, Wilton rusts? Is that just for the new tips or the older ones too? My Wilton tips are really old, but I bought two new ones (they definitely feel thinner and not as good quality as my old

Yeah I got my Wilton tips a little over a year ago. I got the tips in the ultimate caddy package. The tips I use most commonly the finish is gone and shows browning. When I wash my tips I have to dry them instantly or they would rust.

Custom Cookies Posted 17 Mar 2014 , 1:55am
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I vote for PME.  They are wicked expensive, so I started out with Wilton and have replaced most of them one at a time.  I don't have a huge number of tips; I do cookies so I only use a few different types of tips.  Anyway, the PME tips are seamless so I never get curling with my royal icing, and the finish does not come off.  Good luck!

Prath Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 5:50am
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 I bought  Wilton and it was cheaper for me to buy the entire set.  I got Ateco as birthday gift from a GF and I can clearly tell the difference. If you are a beginner like me and wants a cheaper starting kit I would go with Wilton.

ScarletBaker Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 8:05pm
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AYes, very new to piping although every time I want to practice something I just haven't got the one I need so a set seemed the best way to go.....and my birthday is coming up!

bakernoob Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 8:23pm
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I have all Wilton tips (that's the only brand I've found in my area). I buy them individually unless the tip I am looking for is only sold in a set which has happened a few times. I end up with doubles or triples sometimes but that's ok for me. Just means I have spares! LOL

ScarletBaker Posted 14 Apr 2014 , 8:28pm
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ABuying doubles will be something I will end up doing! That's why I thought a set would help. I'm knew to this forum...is there a like button where you can like a post?

DeliciousEmma Posted 6 Aug 2014 , 6:37am
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Regarding different brands of icing tips, is there a universal system for numbering?

 

For example, is a Wilton 1M tip unique to Wilton or do the other brands call the same tip in their line a 1M too?

 

If so, it it best to get Wilton tips so that it's easy to follow tutorials where they tell you which number tip to use? (I'm a beginner).

 

Thanks for your help. Google was useless :)

MBalaska Posted 6 Aug 2014 , 5:04pm
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Using this photo as an example, you'll see that they are not even close.  These are two companies curved "cup" tips.  I don't think that the companies have interchangeable sizes.  You need to closely look at each brand separately.

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