Even those who are masters at using a pastry bag to ice cakes are often perplexed with just how to choose the right piping tips for cupcakes. To get a perfect mound of icing, using the right tip is key, but fortunately, choosing the perfect piping tip can be easy if you keep a few tips in mind.
- Always use jumbo tips for icing cupcakes. While smaller tips may be good for decorative embellishments, only jumbo tips will create thick enough trails of icing to make a traditional swirl design.
- For a completely smooth look, choose round piping tips for cupcakes. The wider the opening, the thicker each “layer” of your swirl will be.
- If you want a textured swirl, choose open star piping tips. While a closed tip will give you a similar look, an open tip keeps the icing centered at the middle of the cupcake, making the cake easier to handle and less messy to eat.
- The more small teeth you see on a star piping tip, the more texture the piece will add to the cupcakes. If you want a soft textured look, opt for an open star with only a few large teeth.
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