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fairchildart
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2009 10:07:16 AM »


As far as I know, they're all for decorating regular cakes but there may also be some equipment for miniaturists that I don't know about. 

There are other things that can be used to shape extrusions in various equipment though --e.g., dies in a clay gun (there are a lot of these you may not know about) or dies made by you for a clay gun, cookie presses, things that can be formed into cones and placed on an icing bag, things you can find or make then place into the tubes of various kinds for pressing through, even syringes for liquid polymer clay or highly-thinned solid clay.

You can make "bags" yourself too of various types, sizes.

You can read more about most of those things on this page, if you're interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/claygun.htm
...click on the sub-category Icing Tips

Were you looking for a particular size or shape you can't find?

Diane B.

Thank you so much for your help!!

I'm really interested in how these meringues are made:

http://www.cdhm.org/user/lindac5204

They're so tiny!  It looks like you could make them using a piping bag but with what tip I have no clue O_O
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2009 10:47:27 AM »

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I'm really interested in how these meringues are made:
http://www.cdhm.org/user/lindac5204
They're so tiny!  It looks like you could make them using a piping bag but with what tip I have no clue

I think those are just made with an ordinary icing tip, though one with a tiny fluted-zigzag opening, pulling the tip straight up after extrusion.

If you can't find a purchased tip that's small enough though, you could make something yourself --especially for using with well-softened clay (or some other really soft material).  

One clayer made herself a tiny zigzag-pattern tip with a short section from one of the serrated metal strips that's glued to boxes of aluminum foil, plastic wrap, etc.  She formed it into a kind of cone as small as she wanted, then wrapped tape around it to hold it to the end of a plastic icing bag (flaring the bottom end of the tip a little to hold it in).  

You could try to make something similar with cuttable metal (even perhaps using stiff aluminum foil or layers of it), which you could then cut serrations of your choice into.
Or you could use another material like a sheet of transparency plastic or tape of some kind (transparent, packing, etc) to form a cone or tube, then cut serrations in it.

You might even be able to make a suitable serrated tip entirely from polymer clay (then bake it).

HTH,

Diane B.

 
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fairchildart
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2009 07:24:59 AM »

Ohh now that's definitely something I could try, thank you so much again!!  I'm very excited to try it out myself ^_^
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2009 07:25:15 AM »

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The metal piping tips....are they made especially small for miniature work, or are they the metal tips used for decorating real life sized cakes?

As far as I know, they're all for decorating regular cakes but there may also be some equipment for miniaturists that I don't know about.  

There are other things that can be used to shape extrusions in various equipment though --e.g., dies in a clay gun (there are a lot of these you may not know about) or dies made by you for a clay gun, cookie presses, things that can be formed into cones and placed on an icing bag, things you can find or make then place into the tubes of various kinds for pressing through, even syringes for liquid polymer clay or highly-thinned solid clay.

You can make "bags" yourself too of various types, sizes.

You can read more about most of those things on this page, if you're interested:
http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/claygun.htm
...click on the sub-category Icing Tips

Were you looking for a particular size or shape you can't find?

Diane B.

Hi Diane, your tips are really good but your website could do with some pictures. It's a bit hard to read through and it would be really nice to see some things in action. Smiley Thanks and have a good day  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2009 11:02:31 AM »

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Hi Diane, your tips are really good but your website could do with some pictures. It's a bit hard to read through and it would be really nice to see some things in action.

kittymoon, I always hoped to be able to put photos at the site too, but that's a ginormous undertaking since there are more than 1800 pages of information there in 90 different categories.  That's why all the links are there though... they often go to relevant photos, etc.  (Unfortunately, since I can no longer wrangle the website 8-10 hours a day like I did for many years, I can't even remove or change the 1/3 of links that people have removed or moved at their sites, etc.  Cry)
Glad you've found the tips good though, but just use the site in whatever way is worthwhile for you.

Diane B.
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