Originally Posted by Wandootie
I'm new to cake decorating. I took my first class last Tuesday. What is a icer tip and where can I find one? Oh...exactly how do you use it?
Thanks for any help!
The icer tip is a large basket weave tip, wilton's official name is "No. 789 Cake Icer Basketweave Decorating Tip"
The tip is extra wide and when you have the toothed edge facing down towards the cake, and the smooth side facing up, you get a smooth wide ribbon of icing come out. What you do then is to make a continous smooth ribbon of icing over the whole of your cake to cover the cake. You then take your spatula and finishing smoothing your icing out.
Here's wilton's how to, the second half of the article shows the icer tip being used http://www.wilton.com/wedding/makecake/icing.cfm
some people say that with this tip you do not have to do a crumb coating, since I have yet to perfect my icing technique, I still crumb coat even with using the icer tip.