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post #16 of 39
i agree with fiddlesticks, sometimes the icing you use is a big factor.
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post #17 of 39
I think you need to squeeze harder so that more icing is coming out of the tip. It looks like your have pretty narrow strips of frosting but with the 1M tip you can get a big fat swirl so I don't think the size of your tip is the problem. Try using more pressure on your piping bag... icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 39
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Hi edna... i'll try again by making my icing stiffer... and trying tiggy2's suggestion of squeezing more icing out.. if those don't work.. i guess i'll really have to get that tip!!
KieslerKakes thanks for the video.. it did help quite a bit.. i saw her adding more frosting in the centre of the frosting before adding the frosting in the centre.. so hopefully can try that trick as well to see if it works.
cupcakeshoppe.. i haven't tried using SMBC yet... but if everything else doesn't work i'll definitely try it!!
Thanks all.. i'll have to try all the tips and hopefully it works!! wish me luck icon_smile.gif
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post #19 of 39
Are you sure your tip is all the way opened? Sometimes the tins get squeezed together in shipping.
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post #20 of 39
here's my first swirl using SMBC and 1M. not perfect but decent enough LOL

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post #21 of 39
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hi loriemoms... i actually bought the 1M tip from my local bakery shop and from what i can see.. the tins look fully open... so guess its really something that i'm doing wrong :p

ooo.. those cupcakes look delicious!!! and your swirls are beautiful.. icon_cry.gif why can't i get mine to look like that... *pout*... btw.. could i ask what size are your cupcakes in the picture? icon_smile.gif
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post #22 of 39
Just as an example, here are some "regular" size cupcakes I did with regular powdered sugar/shortening/butter buttercream and the 1M tip:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1232934

And here are some I did with IMBC:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1217657
post #23 of 39
Serenelui, From what I could see on Flicker it looks like you're not putting your swirls on top of each other but rather piping them in a row next to each other. When swirling lay the next layer almost on top of the previous one.
post #24 of 39
I agree with fearlessbaker. you want to do more of a beehive effect- layer the next swirl offset on top of the previous row.
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post #25 of 39
You might be able to find some information in this video helpful! I definitely picked up a few tricks here icon_smile.gif

HTH!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWfAd73_9Do&feature=related
post #26 of 39
serenului, those are regular sized cupcakes. i didn't put as much frosting on them as i wanted because i didn't think i made enough.
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post #27 of 39
The technique I am talking about is the one that fearlessbaker is talking about. Put on two swirls on top of each other. Put a swirl on and then a second one on top of the previous one.
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post #28 of 39
I agree... a "beehive" is what it is. But for newbies, try a "mound" in the middle like making roses, but flater. THEN pipe on the "swirl". You get instant height because you started with a mound.

Cheater method 1- pre-ice like "grandma" did with a small mound, and then pipe swirl.

Cheater method #2- Pipe on a flatter swirl over the center area- like 1/2 of the cuppy, then swirl with the #1 tip on top of all.
post #29 of 39
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thanks everyone for your very helpful tips!!! i'm making some biscuits today but will definitely be making some cupcakes tomorrow when i have time will try my hand at piping those swirls again. Hopefully with all the wonderful tips and help you guys have provided me i will succeed this time!!! :p I'll let you know how it goes icon_smile.gif
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