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Hooray for the Icer Tip!

post #1 of 17
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I tried out my new icer tip today on a baby shower cake and it works like a dream! Especially doing the sides of the cake, which I always hated before! The only thing I'll do different next time is not allow any distractions...I had to leave my iced cake for a few minutes and I had a bit of trouble smoothing it. I know if I'd done it right away it would have worked beautifully. icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 17
Isn't that icer tip the greastest invention? I wouldn't try to do a cake without one!!
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post #3 of 17
I need to get one.... right now I use a PChef accent decorator to apply the frosting...it works great so I know this tip will also!
post #4 of 17
I just wanted to say it too...Hooray for the icer tip!
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post #5 of 17
I have an icer tip but don't use it as much as I should. I need to start using it again b/c I too hate icing the sides of my cake. I spend a lot of time trying to get my sides just right.
post #6 of 17
THAT IS ONE OF THE BETTER INVENTIONS! I LOVE MINE.
post #7 of 17
I LOVE my icer tip! I couldn't imagine doing a cake without it. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 17
Out of curiousity what size bag do you use with your icer tip?
post #9 of 17
I use the 24" bag! I think that is the biggest one made!!!!
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post #10 of 17
Is that 24" ever filled to the brim? What size cake does that ice?
post #11 of 17
Nope, not to the brim. I fill it up 3/4 of the way. It covers a 3 layer 9" round cake..with a little extra left in the bag!
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post #12 of 17
I love the icer tip as well, works like a charm thumbs_up.gif
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post #13 of 17
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!


Wandootie
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post #14 of 17
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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!


Wandootie


The icer tip is a large basket weave tip, wilton's official name is "No. 789 Cake Icer Basketweave Decorating Tip"
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30C23A-475A-BAC0-52FFC3D4C4DEE5E5

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.
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post #15 of 17
mOuse, thanks for the info on the Icer Tip. I was wondering what it was also. I'm going to have to go and buy myself one before i make my next cake. Seems like it makes things sooo much easier, currently i use a much smaller tip to ice the sides. Can't wait to try it.
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