Monday, May 27, 2013

CAKE DECORATION TECHNIQUES


BY : WILTON

Correct Decorating Bag Position

The way your decorations curl and point and lie depends not only on the icing consistency but also on the way you hold the bag and the way you move it. Bag positions are described in terms of both angle and direction.


Right-Handers

Angle

Angle refers to the position of the bag relative to the work surface. There are two basic angle positions:
90° angle or straight up, perpendicular to the surface. Used when making stars or flat petal flowers.
45° angle or half way between vertical and horizontal. Used for writing and borders.

Direction

The angle of the bag to the work surface is only half the story of the bag position. The other half is direction in which the back of the bag is pointed. Correct bag direction is easiest to learn when you think of the back of the bag as the hour hand of a clock. When you hold the bag with the tip in the center of the clock, you can sweep out a circle with the back end of the bag. Pretend the circle you formed in the air is a clock face. The hours on the clock face correspond to the direction you point the back end of the bag.
Note: Right-handers should always decorate from left to right.

Left-Handers

Angle

Angle refers to the position of the bag relative to the work surface. There are two basic angle positions:
90° angle or straight up, perpendicular to the surface. Used when making stars or flat petal flowers.
45° angle or half way between vertical and horizontal. Used for writing and borders.

Direction

The angle of the bag to the work surface is only half the story of the bag position. The other half is direction in which the back of the bag is pointed. Correct bag direction is easiest to learn when you think of the back of the bag as the hour hand of a clock. When you hold the bag with the tip in the center of the clock, you can sweep out a circle with the back end of the bag. Pretend the circle you formed in the air is a clock face. The hours on the clock face correspond to the direction you point the back end of the bag.
Note: Left-handers should always decorate from right to left. One exception is writing and printing; everyone decorates from left to right.

1M Swirl

1M Swirl

Instructions:

Step 1

Hold tip 1M approximately ½ in. above cupcake top at a 90° angle to cupcake surface. Squeeze out icing to form a star.

Step 2

Without releasing pressure, raise tip slightly as you drop a line of icing around the star in a tight, complete rotation.

Step 3

After completing the first rotation, move tip toward center and up and around to make a second spiral around the inside edge of the first spiral.

Step 4

Release pressure to end spiral at center of cupcake.

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