I was so excited to order these, but it took just the right occasion to get me to start practicing, a sweet first birthday cake for my friends daughter. It turns out they are fairly simple to use, as long as your buttercream is completely smooth- the little tiny holes are unforgiving! I tried it using Swiss meringue and it worked great as long as I occasionally stuck the piping bag in the fridge to keep my hands from making it too warm, but a stiff buttercream is your best bet.
These are the tips that came in the set and there are a few that just gave me a headache so I used the arrows to show you the ones I liked the best.
I just started practicing on wax paper over and over- kind of fun!
When I was ready to decorate the cake I spread a thin layer of darker colored frosting on the inside of the bag and then filled the center with lighter colored frosting. The key is to gently press on the bag as you pipe each flower but STOP before it is as tall as you want, about 3/4th of the way up. As you pull the bag away it will finish up your flower.
And seriously- I mean look at this! These tips really are a fun way to make a beautiful cake.
I didn’t take enough pictures so I found a GREAT link HERE to give you more details. Happy Piping!!