I can not for the life of me get my leaves to come out right. I had to open the tip up a little bit because they kept seperating into 3 parts, then it came out somewhat like a leaf, BUT now i can't get them to end in a point. Are there any tips that ya'll could give me on making the perfect leaf. thanks in advance.
Just squeeze kind of hard and build up the base, and then pull out and let off kind of at the same time to form the point at the end.
If you have tip 67 or 68 and you have opened them to where the tips on the end stand stright up, try adding piping gel to your icing. It allows it to "stretch " a little to get that point. Try piping slower and pulling away slower also.
I don't like those tips so I use a 350 or 352 which gives perfect tips every time. Be sure you hold the tip so it is like a bird's beak (<
Thank you guys,
Yes i have tip 67, unfortunately that was one that i thought i didn't have when I went to buy tips and bought another one so now I have 2 of the same one. I have tried building up and then letting off, twisting, and pulling up and the same time, and it cleans them up a little, but never could get the point. I'm going to try both of your suggestions because I'm going to attempt to do a flower basket on top of a 9" round layer cake tomorrow..i'll let ya' know how it turns out. thanks again..
Heave that 67 out the window on your way to get a 352!
I use 352 but 67 works if you add piping gel to your BC. It makes the BC stretchso you can get the point.
Once I discovered 352, I never used a 67 again. I just realized they make the same tip in different sizes, too. Duh! I love making leaves now, and before, I just approached it with dread.
Let me just say, even as an instructor.. I HATED the tip 67. I always used the 352. UNTIL I went to a seminar and learned from fellow instructor that the tip needs to be REALLY opened to work properly. I was always told, from the getgo, that the tip should be opened, but slightly and to open it "gentle". Well, this friend took hold of it, proceeded to shove the tipsaver, that's a product that Wilton sells to reshape bent tips, into it and WHALA! PERFECT LEAVES SINCE! I couldn't believe nobody every told me that. Worked like a charm!!
p.s. still LOVE tip 352
I think that 67 tip is just one of those tips that takes up space in the box - the 352 does a much better job.
I just went in and opened my tip 67-style tubes way up. It'll be interesting to see how this works.
I'm with vitade...352 is all I use!!!
Did it work?