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Spot the difference - Help! What tip/nozzle?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi,

Firstly what a great forum/site... I found it recently and I am so happy about that- thanks to all the great contributors; it is a huge helpful resource! icon_smile.gif

I have just joined the forum hoping that some of you can help me find this amazing nozzle seen in the pictures? I can't figure out if there is a difference between them??

I think the effect is absolutely beautiful & delicate... It gives such whispy, soft folds! Stunning. Please help!

Finally I think the last cupcakes may have a different nozzle? Very similair but even lighter? The attachment is a .pdf - I combined a few pictures.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated icon_smile.gif

Thanks,
NinaBee

...From a little dot Malta in the Mediterranean Sea....
post #2 of 14
I believe it is a 1M tip
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lalady

I believe it is a 1M tip



Hi Lalady,

Thanks for your suggestion...

I'm a newbie baker and it can be difficult to tell the subtle differences in the 1M, 2D or even the 1B.

I have done loads of research and I somehow can't figure out the difference exactly.. icon_confused.gif

Thanks,
NinaBee icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 14
You're welcome. I don't do many cupcakes, but it looks like they were all done with the same tip. Maybe a cupcaker can tell if a different tip was used.
post #5 of 14
They all look like 1M tips to me. The one that's lavendar with butterflies is different because it's swirled from inside-to-out rather than the other way. I can't see any real difference otherwise.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
** I have added this attachment to better show the piping. I think the nozzle may be a Wilton 2D as the swirls look thinner/ more ruffles & lighter than what I am used to with my 1M?

Could this just be a technique issue??

Thanks for your input icon_smile.gif

**

Quote:
Originally Posted by NinaBeee

Hi,

Firstly what a great forum/site... I found it recently and I am so happy about that- thanks to all the great contributors; it is a huge helpful resource! icon_smile.gif

I have just joined the forum hoping that some of you can help me find this amazing nozzle seen in the pictures? I can't figure out if there is a difference between them??

I think the effect is absolutely beautiful & delicate... It gives such whispy, soft folds! Stunning. Please help!

Finally I think the last cupcakes may have a different nozzle? Very similair but even lighter? The attachment is a .pdf - I combined a few pictures.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated icon_smile.gif

Thanks,
NinaBee

...From a little dot Malta in the Mediterranean Sea....
post #7 of 14
As an avid user of the 1M tip, I'm nearly certain they are not 1M, however, I only use that tip so cannot help you determine which it is...so sorry about that. I'll be following this thread for others' input, as I really love the look of this piping moreso than the 1M!!!
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cambo

As an avid user of the 1M tip, I'm nearly certain they are not 1M, however, I only use that tip so cannot help you determine which it is...so sorry about that. I'll be following this thread for others' input, as I really love the look of this piping moreso than the 1M!!!



Hi Cambo,

Thanks for that! I felt the same way...

I agree with you so much, I really think this piping looks amazing and also seems so underused! When I browse the lovely galleries I don't see this often and it is so delicate, and fresh.

NinaBee

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post #9 of 14
I believe it's the 2D tip. I got similar swirls once when I thought I had a 1M on. I think this pattern is more about the technique-- how the person used the tip. If you google 2D cupcake swirl you'll see similar images with the thin edges.
post #10 of 14
I think it is a 2D. However I think 2D and 1M look pretty similar, I just think the 2D doesn't use as much frosting so I generally use that one. It looks like they are starting from the outside, going in and going up 2 or even 3 layers. Can you post of pic of your efforts and maybe we can help get you to that look?
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
I have been doing *alot* of research into trying to find the nozzle by searching through galleries etc...

In fact I came across a helpful Cakecentral thread : http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=719406&highlight=

So I finally think the effect is from a Wilton 2D. (I think it could one of Lakeland's nozzles but I have decided that the Wilton 2D comes close enough! ) There definitely seems to be some technique involved - more pressure gives more ruffles...

Thanks vgcea and denetteb, I am about to purchase the tip - once it has arrived I'll post a picture of my efforts! icon_smile.gif

You'll have to be patient since I'm in Malta, tiny dot in the Mediterranean, it will take over 10 days for the tip to arrive! icon_wink.gif

Thanks for your help icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 14
If you haven't already hit the order button, and you are feeling adventurous, you could modify your 1M into close to a 2D. They both have the same number of points, the only difference I notice is that 2D is closed and 1M is open. I think you could take and gently bend in the points of your 1M. The 2D is actually bent in a curve and if you did it yourself it might not have the same bend but might be worth trying if you didn't want to wait 10 long days.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
My Wilton 2D nozzle arrived in the post this week icon_biggrin.gif and today I made a small batch of Vanilla Cupcakes which I piped with my new tip!

I really *love* this tip! I think the ripple/ribbon type effect is really lovely! icon_smile.gif I did not practice before & whilst piping I realised that the more pressure you put on the bag and going slower creates more of a ripple effect.

I am also interested to see the results when I try the rose style piping.. I did do one today which looked interesting but definitely needs practice, hence no picture...

So please see my attached picture, I think the piping style is a match for my original attachment. I think the mystery is solved, do you agree??

P.S. @denetteb, thanks for the tip, good to know that you can convert a 1M if need be to a closed star!

Thanks for the help along the way icon_smile.gif
LL
post #14 of 14
Success!!! Well done. Now pick up that bag and try a rose. So easy and so impressive, your friends will think you worked for hours. Just start from the center and swirl to the outside. Like magic. Next time I need to do your suggestion of slower and more pressure, I would like more ruffly too.
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