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    Petal Tips 101

    What's a petal tip?  How do I use it?  Which one do I need?  Should I buy all of them? AHHH!!! Deep breath. 100 Series Petal Tips If you have watched a tutorial on making Buttercream Roses, you have probably seen a 100 series petal tip.  This series includes 101, 102, 103, 104, 124, 125 and the huge 127D. All of these tips have a wedge shape tip, with one end wider than the other.  They are used in a variety of ways,...

    Leaf Tips: A guide to Foliage

    Leaves and foliage can make or break your Floral Cake. There has been many a time where I have chosen my flowers, placed them on a cake and thought "this isn't going to work..", then Boom! Leaves and foliage add realism, depth and colour to your cake, and choosing the right tip to use is the first step. I use two leaf tips primarily; the small 349 tip (for delicate foliage, and Royal Icing work), and the 352 tip.  The 352 tip is hugely...

    Basic Borders

    Borders are more than something to put on the edge of the cake to fill it out. They enhance the lines of your cake, which also means that mistakes can be amplified, so rather than hiding your cake, a border frames your hard work, and becomes part of the design.Borders can be simple or elaborate, and simple doesn't always mean plain. I almost exclusively use a number 17 or 18 star tip to pipe my borders, as I have done here on my "Maison Des...