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Russian Piping Tips

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Not quilting but I thought I would share a little kitchen tool review. A few months ago I got a set of Russian Piping Tips and hadn’t gotten around to trying them out. Moosette and I made a date tonight and gave them a whirl. What’s a Russian Piping Tip you ask? They’re similar to regular piping tips just much larger. Here are a few of them next to a regular tip.

I watched several videos where the folks make it look really easy and you can decorate a cupcake in just a few seconds (well, these tips are huge…duh!) The set came with a buttercream icing recipe (which we followed) and several hints for success (which we also followed). Here’s the guide for which tips make which flowers. Don’t their cupcakes look pretty?

So, how did we do? Well…some were ok…we did have a little trouble controlling the temperature of the icing. They suggested putting the icing in the freezer for a few minutes to stiffen it up. We found that the outer icing in the bag would then get too hard and the inner portion was still too soft. One video showed making a flat spread of icing and placing a second color down the middle. Then you roll it all up and put it in the tip. Easy enough and the results were promising…well, except for the soft icing issue. Moosette thought this one looked like a hot dog on a flat bun.

We did have some semi-successes…

 

  

And several failures…

 

And we made a huge mess…

We did learn that the failures taste just as good as the pretty ones. It was great to spend an evening trying something new with my favorite daughter. We both decided that we need a little more practice and we’ll definitely be trying them out again…but first I have to run a marathon to work off all this buttercream frosting…