I have to say, I LOVE my mat. Don't know how I would live without it. Almost more useful is the video showing usage. Kathy makes everything she does look so easy. I have just tried the Swiss Buttercream. Fantastic. I would love to know where you can get the point and shoot thermometer with no probe. I may be going on my Christmas list!
Create beautiful buttercream flowers with these Russian piping tips.
Using these tip can be tricky at first, it's almost like piping a drop flower. For best results use a stiffer buttercream icing in a piping bag with the tip of your choice.
Place the tip on a 90 degree angle on the surface of the cake or cupcake.
Squeeze the bag until you build a nice base.
Then pull the bag straight up releasing the pressure at the same time.