I had asked for Wilton 1A I think it was...darn don't remember. Either way the lady at the cake supply place said she didn't have it and showed me a smaller star tip. I explained I wanted a large star tip (thinking this was what was used for these types of swirls) and she gave me the Ateco "equivalent". But my swirls STILL don't look like this. they're large but not THAT large. I can't get to my tip now for the number but this is dewfinitely the swirl I want.
How can it be that I love something that I can't fully enjoy so much? - Cupcake Enthusiast =oD
Those cupcakes are actually done by machine. If you search you tube, you can find clips that show how this process is done. Perfect everytime....I feel like when we cake artist are able to do this by hand, it's such a greater accomplishment.
i had a hard time finding the large start tip individually but bought the wilton cupcake decorating kit and it has a huge star tip in it that i love , while you cannot exactly duplicate the machines swirl you can make really neat things with it, my fav is making the top look like a big open rose.