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What device is needed to make frosting look like this?

blue room Jan 1, 2010 09:44 AM

http://juliaskitchenonline.com/recipe...

How can I make the buttercream frosting into a FAT spiral like that?

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  1. greygarious RE: blue room Jan 1, 2010 09:52 AM

    Use a piping bag but no tip (or put frosting in a ziploc baggie and cut off the bottom corner; the cut shouldn't need to be more than a scant half-inch long).

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    1. re: greygarious
      chef chicklet RE: greygarious Jan 1, 2010 10:10 AM

      great answer. I would think just cutting the tip of a baggie off would do the trick. That and a steady hand?

    2. nofunlatte RE: blue room Jan 1, 2010 10:28 AM

      Photoshop (jk!)

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        mendogurl RE: nofunlatte Jan 1, 2010 10:31 AM

        Yes, piping bag with no tip, or one of those super wide ones.
        But don't buy a tip, use the bag like grey suggested.

      2. JuliasKitchen RE: blue room Jan 2, 2010 07:45 AM

        I'm glad you like my cupcakes! I used a large piping bag and large tip (number 7 or 8). Using the tip helps me get a uniform tube, then it's up to me to adjust the height so I don't flatten it.

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          JuliasKitchen RE: JuliasKitchen Jan 2, 2010 10:23 AM

          I also used the same technique on my Valentine's Day Cupcakes. http://www.juliaskitchenonline.com/ph...

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            blue room RE: JuliasKitchen Jan 2, 2010 07:11 PM

            Thanks for the personal reply!

          2. monavano RE: blue room Jan 2, 2010 08:26 AM

            I used a piping bag to make these cupcakes for Valentine's Day. It was fun and made the cupcakes look kind of special!
            http://houndstoothgourmet.com/devils-...

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