Help, Writing Tip Keeps Clogging When Trying To Outline

Baking By smf-tls Updated 15 Jul 2009 , 1:27pm by Elise87

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smf-tls Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 12:25pm
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Any advice/tips would be appreciated. I have been running into a problem with my writing tips clogging when trying to outline my cookies with royal icing. I have tried everything - taking a pin and pushing through tip to make sure its not clogged, taking tip off and washing in hot water. Its making me nuts. To the point where I have been bypassing the tips all together and just snipping the end of pastry bag! problem is that doing this it isn't a perfectly round hole like the tip. thanks in advance from anyone with advice.

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cutthecake Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 12:34pm
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Do you sift your powdered sugar? That might help.

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indydebi Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by cutthecake

Do you sift your powdered sugar? That might help.

my advice, too.

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notjustcakes Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 12:47pm
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Check the consistency of your icing. Also I've noticed this tends to happen with icing that I didn't have covered up (w/ a wet towel or an airtight lid) and it has gotten little tiny pieces of crusted over icing throughout the frosting...Those pieces kind of clog the tip...

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ZlatkaT Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 1:06pm
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I think too, that your icing is to stiff, or the sugar is not well mixed. I mixed my RI in the mixer for 5 minutes. If you are not working with the bag of certain color, put wet paper towel around the tip, otherwise it will dry and clog.

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Elise87 Posted 15 Jul 2009 , 1:27pm
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I had the same problems too with my small tips and started a post on the same issue a little while back

Here is it:

I got told a really great tip about using a nylon stocking to strain your RI through to get rid of any small lumps that clog the tip and it works fantastically!!! It can be a little messy though lol

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