Everything You Need to Know About Russian Piping tips
If you’ve heard about these magic tips that create beautiful buttercream flower effortlessly, and you want to know more details, you are in the right place. Lately, it seems that those Russian Piping Tips are the latest news in the cupcake and cake decorating world. They look awesome unique and will create a beautiful 3D flower or petal easily.
Here is everything you need to know about Russian Piping Tips.
The tips are originally from Moscow, Russia. They are also known as the flower tip or nozzle. Today they are a big hit when it comes to decorating cakes and cupcakes.
Currently on the market, you can find those tips in about 50 different shapes. Generally speaking you can divide the Russian Tips into 2 categories.
- One squeeze Tips – When people talk about Russian Piping Tips, they usually mean the flower tips. These are the tips that in just one squeeze you get a 3D ready to go buttercream flower. The tips come in different styles and patterns each tip is designed to create a different kind of flower such as tulips, lilies and more.
- Petal tips – The other group of these tips and the one that will not create in just one stroke a flower, you need to create a flower or another 3D decoration. The advantage of this group is that you can create a flower or a petal as big as you want. For example with the rose petal nozzle you can create on one end petals and in side pipe a 3D rose using the rose Russian tip, or you can create a complete rose just by piping the petal in a circle one by one.
The Russian tips are aimed for beginner and also professional bakers. All you need is some practice and a good frosting cream.
#1 Secret about Russian Piping Tips
I can not emphasize enough the importance of the frosting. If your frosting is not stiff enough your flowers will not come out right. If you are planning to do 3D flowers with the Russian Tips, You need a steady frosting such as a buttercream frosting or a firm whipped ganache.
Which ButterCream Frosting You Should Use
Two of the best things about using buttercream for your Russian Piping Tips are:
- You can make the cream in advance – Since the cream is based on butter, You can always make it in advance, mix the sugar with the food color and place the cream in the fridge. Then when you need to use the cream you simply take it out of the fridge for about 30 minutes, whip it again and you are good to go.
- To get the perfect texture you simply warm or cool the mixture until it’s perfect for creating flowers – You can always play with this cream, warm it a bit by taking it out of the fridge if it’s too stiff, or cool it in the fridge if it’s too soft. Each time you can test it by creating a flower and see if you get the desired result.
Which pastry bag is best for Russian Piping Tips
The answer is simply a strong one. It doesn’t matter if you wish to use a disposable bag or a reusable pastry bag, the important thing to remember is that you are using a large tip and a firm frosting so you need a strong bag, otherwise it will burst.
How to Clean Your Russian Piping Tips
Given that you bought a good, quality set of Russian piping tips, they are probably made out of 304 stainless steel which means they are dishwasher safe. If you prefer to hand wash it, you can just rinse it under warm water and use some soap to remove frosting leftovers and dry with a towel.