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Quick decorating tips from Mimac Glaze


March 18, 2009
By Dave Miles / Mimac Glaze

dave_miles_smallTo supplement our feature on cake, cupcake and cookie decorating in the March 2009 issue, here are some quick cake-decorating tips from Dave Miles of Mimac Glaze:

  • A PME 0 stainless-steel tip is the Rolls Royce of all piping
    tips. These tips are seamless, and so they pipe a perfect line, which
    makes them the professional's choice for fine or inticate piping work.
  • To prevent royal icing from drying too hard, add a small amount
    of glycerine; however, if you are using royal icing for flood work
    (run-out icing), do not use glycerine.
  • Keep the icing covered with a damp cloth and plastic wrap. If it
    becomes stiff, adding some liquid egg whites can help to thin the icing
    to its origial consistency.
  • Keep a warm, moist cloth nearby at all times! Wipe tips and
    pallet knives immediately to avoid contaminating fresh icing with
    crystallized icing.