Icing tips

March 6th, 20124:50 pm @ Cupcake Arts

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Using icing tips is easy and makes your cupcakes look more professional.  You’re guests will be amazed if you tell them you made the cupcakes and will assume you got them from a bakery if you don’t.

Wilton 2104-6667 12 Piece Cupcake Decorating Set has everything you need to get started.  It comes with 3 icing tips a filler tip and 8 bags and a few pointers on how to use the tips.  If you already have bags or some of the tips then you can buy them separately.


I let my kids eat some of the left over icing.  It must of been amazing because they actually bit and bent my Tip-#1M with their pitbull jaws.  This is my all time favorite and most used tip so I had to buy a new one.

They are hard to find in stores and are pretty cheap so I bought a couple of them to save on shipping.

You can frost the whole cupcake or make large accents with it.  I use this tip to make my rose cupcakes.

Wilton Decorating Open Star Icing Tip #22 is a littel harder to find in a single.  It usually comes in a variety pack .  This makes smaller accents and is great for boarders on cakes and cupcakes.

Wilton Round #12 Decorating Tip is great for thick lines, beads, balls, clown noses and flowers.  I’ve also used both ends of it to cut fondant when I need  small circles.

WILTON BISMARK TIP #230 402-230 isn’t really for icing cupcakes, although I guess you could.  It’s really for filling them.  To be honest you have to be kinda strong and pretty determined to get a large amount of filling in a cupcake with this.  I like to use a apple corer to take out the middle and fill it then use this tip to add a little more filler around the center.  That way the eater of my cupcake gets filling all throughout and not just in the one bite in the middle.

This kit also comes with 8 Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags.  That’s enough to get started but you’ll end up buying more.  You’ll be able to decide if you like the plastic bags or want to upgrade to the featherweight ones.

The last item in the kit is a instruction manual.  I haven’t been able to find where you can purchase it separately.

Wilton Cupcake TipsOnce you buy everything separately you end up spending more money on the items and shipping.  I think it’s best to just buy the set unless you already have pieces from it and just need 1 or 2 items.