What Tip Is Used For Making The Evergreen Trees On Cones?

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charleezgal Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 7:30pm
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What frosting tip do you use to make the evergreen trees? I made them for the first time on my penguin cake. Was not happy how they turned out. I used a number 70 leaf, but it didn't look right, or I didn't do it right.

What is the technique to have them curl up as they go up the tree. I have seen some really awesome trees on CC and mine need some help.

I don't know if you can see them very well in my picture, but I'll post it anyway.


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jodibug0975 Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 8:07pm
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I'm really bad about getting my photos uploaded on CC, but the ones on this cake are done in #21 star tip:


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MrCake01 Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 8:31pm
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Hey charleezgal,
Maybe a 352 leaf tip. It should give you a nice full leaf with a pointed tip.

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sknnypggy Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 7:37pm
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Hey there!

I just made some pine trees, and I used gum paste. Fondant or a fondant/gum paste mix can be easily used.

I roll out the tinted gumpaste in the shape of a jalepeno pepper, as large as you would like. I instert a wooden dowel, or a lolliepop stick, or a bambo shish k bob stick would work as well for the Trunk, and then i use some sharp scissors, and just start cutting "V"s into the upside down "jalapeno" until i get the desired effect. Much easier and less cleen up than using a back with a tip. Hope that helps. You can PM me if you need a pic.

I am making them for my golf course cake.

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artscallion Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 7:44pm
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In the Wilton course I took a million years ago, we used the #75 leaf tip.



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cupcakemkr Posted 6 Jan 2010 , 7:52pm
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I used the leaf tip 352 for the cone pine trees on my dora cake

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