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post #16 of 31
Peeverly, that is an interensting question! I have never thought about that, but like TracyLH thought it was something clogging my tip or the consistency of the icing that caused the curling.

I just googled this, and found this text on the global sugarart page under the description of the 0-tip.
"This professional decorating tip by PME is stainless steel, will not rust and has no seam. Being seamless insures no "curling" of your stringwork. For beautiful stringwork, PME's tips are the best. Round opening."

So, I guess that's the point of the seamless tip!
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post #17 of 31
Thank you for the tip, Tracy... how do you do this? I mean, the icing is not very liquid icon_confused.gif
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post #18 of 31
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Thanks again Peeverly! Alagoas, I must be too tired to think clearly. What are you referring to? If it is the consistency, sometimes I will use RI more liquidy than other times, depending upon what I need it for. Is that what you mean? (Sorry, it has been a long last 7 days!)
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post #19 of 31
OH NO!!! I just checked my Wilton tips because I was SURE they had a seam and that is why I get curling - especially with the #1 tip. Well, they DO NOT have a seam! So...... there goes the no seam no curling theory for me. What the heck! I thought I was really on to something! Okay, now maybe the Global Sugar Art ones are better quality but I can't see how they would be better for the curling thing. I'm sorry I if I mislead you all! icon_cry.gif
post #20 of 31
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Thanks Peeverly! thumbs_up.gif I was getting ready to pu that one to rest and PM the info to someone who asked me about curling. Hmm... I will call our local decorating guru and ask her today. She sells both types of tips and knows everything! I'll post once I find out.
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post #21 of 31
Sorry I was not clear, Tracy... I want to know how to pass the icing through the stocking... I've had the same problem with small tips you are talking about (my smaller one is a Wilton 1S) and just wonder how it goes through as it is not very liquid... hope to be clear this time icon_wink.gif and thanks for helping us sooooo much icon_smile.gif
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post #22 of 31
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Oh, sorry about that! I put the stocking over a tall drinking glass, making sure I have it rolled/mushed up so that mainly the bottom of the stocking is exposed (you will want it to extend a bit though). I then pour the icing in, twist the stocking and using the area between my thumb and first finger to squeeze it through. Not a bad idea to protect your hand with plastic wrap first. As you push down the stocking, it will expand and then the icing will come out the bottom. I am sure there are better ways to do it, but this is how I do it for now. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #23 of 31
Thanks for making it clear, Tracy icon_smile.gif I'll try that this week...
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post #24 of 31
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Sorry I wasn't understanding the first time! I hope it works out for you! I have found it makes a huge difference an for me, it is worth the time to do it if I think I may put a small tip on (just to save the frustration later.)
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post #25 of 31
Tracy, thanks for the stocking tip. I'll have to try it your way since I also have problems with the small tips clogging. Peeverly, I also have problems with the icing "curling" when it comes out. It seems if I thin it down it doesn't happen, but then the icing is too thin for writing and some outlining and starts to spread. Does anyone have any other ideas what could be causing this? Thanks in advance.
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post #26 of 31
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I just called my local cake store about the reason for the curling and the lady who answered thought that the consistency of icing might be it. She started adding glycerin (about 1 tsp. per 2 lbs powdered sugar) for another reason and found that also helped this issue. She also warned to watch out for bent tips and said never to stick a pin in the end in case you scratch it. She personally didn't think seamless or not seamless tips made a difference with this issue. I have found on my end that if I squeezed too hard or my consistency was off, I had this issue. But that is just me.
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post #27 of 31
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You know Peeverly, you might be onto something. I don't notice the issue with my PRE tips, which are seamless, and unless I am missing something, my Wilton tips I just checked do indeed have seams. They are just hidden on the inside, some more visible than others. So, you may well have it! We are just seeing confliciting info, but the seam issue may well be legit.
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post #28 of 31
I'll recheck my Wilton tips. Could be that I missed the seam - my eyes are not what they used to be (try threading a needles lately? boy, I'm I getting old - can't see a thing!). Thanks Tracy for your help with the tip issue, from the clogging to the curling!
post #29 of 31
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Yep, right there with the eyes not being what they used to! I had to break down and buy those nifty reading glasses for detail work! The new problem is remembering where I set them down!
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post #30 of 31
Tracy and Peeverly: Thanks for the updates. Tracy, when I read your thread about not using needles to unclog the tip - I went, "Oops!". That's exactly what I've done. I use Wilton tips and did notice (looking through my handy-dandy magnifying glass) there is a seam inside Also, some of my tips seem to get kind of rough-looking inside. I don't think it's rust, but it is definitely not smooth. Does this happen to anyone else? If they look like that, should I throw them out? Peeverly, I cracked up when you mentioned the thing about threading a needle. The other day I had to sew on a button, but by the time I finally got the thread through the needle, I could have been to the seamstress and back! The sad thing is that I was standing by the window in the sunlight - and had reading glasses on!
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