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post #1 of 20
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Wanted some feedback. Does the icing tip help? I seem to be taking off too much icing during the smoothing process. Thought maybe the tip would make a difference. Need opinions. Thanks, Pat
post #2 of 20
Yes, Yes, YES! I love the icing tip- it really helps get an even layer of icing quickly. And since you start with an even layer,it is much easier to smooth!

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post #3 of 20
Absolutely! If I spatula ice, my covering is always uneven and most of the time there is not enoughicing on it. With the icer tip, it is so much easier to smooth and get it even and not take off too much icing. I LOVE mine!
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post #4 of 20
YES..YES...YES...It helps alot!! I always use mine because like you,I was taking too much off and you could see the chocolate cake underneath the white icing.Now that doesn't happen.

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post #5 of 20
I think the icing tip actually puts more icing on the cake then I would just using a spatula. After smoothing it off it comes out with the right amount of icing every time.
post #6 of 20
After just using an open tip on my icing bad to put multiple bands of icing around my cakes, then smoothing, I finally bought the icing tip last weekend - so much easier!!! I love it - have no idea why I didn't buy it a couple years ago!
post #7 of 20
Well worth the investment! I can't ice a cake to save my life if I don't use it! icon_smile.gif
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post #8 of 20
i also love mine!! saves alot of time and aggravation!!(sp?)
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post #9 of 20
I have to agree with the previous posts. I do so much better using the icing tip. I find it easier, quicker and have better results.
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post #10 of 20
I just used one for the first time on my last cake. Being new to cake decorating, I found that it really helped, like someone said, to give you an even layer of icing and then you just take off as much as you want.
post #11 of 20
Hi , im quite new to all this. Just wondering what icing tip ur reffering to? I always use a spatula & yes it s always uneven. Can anyone post a pic.? Thanks!
post #12 of 20
i would also like to know what u r talking about. never heard of an icing tip, just iced my first cake - terribly uneven!! thanks...
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by millionairess

Hi , im quite new to all this. Just wondering what icing tip ur reffering to? I always use a spatula & yes it s always uneven. Can anyone post a pic.? Thanks!



It is the big giant tip #789. Use it with a 16" bag to fit the tip and you are good to go! It is a tip that has a serrated edge and smooth edge: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30C1CD-475A-BAC0-5CDB07AA69762110&fid=3E3324A4-475A-BAC0-5ED544474B973201
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post #14 of 20
I have the same question as some of the other newer users? I know what an icing tip is but I'm not familiar with the process you are referring to? Would someone let us know how to do this for even top coat frosting?
post #15 of 20
I don't know what the "official" method would be, but I go around the side of the cake with the icing tip and then make lines on the top of the cake. And then just smooth the icing out from there. If I apply the icing with just a spatula, I get crumbs all in my icing. With the icing tip, I don't. It is great and I never ice a cake without it.
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