Here we are once again the Russian Decorating Tip craze is not stopping, it is only getting better!
I made a quick video tutorial for you to share my experiences using these tips for the first time
Now let’s not forget the most important part to having success with your Russian Piping Tips.
BUTTERCREAM! You must be using a stiff consistency Buttercream Recipe which just happens to be my American Style Buttercream.
It is absolutely perfect for these tips and I know you will love the taste too!
I feel it is a cross between the Swiss Buttercream in silky smooth taste and a decorators icing in stability.
(Here is the video for the buttercream and the recipe is below)
In the video for the tips demonstration I used some vanilla cake cupcakes and strawberry cupcakes too, just to show you how the piping techniques would look and you can pretty much use any cupcake recipe you like for your masterpieces!
Flowers and ruffles and mounds of buttercream is what we got going on here today at Gretchen’s Bakery so be sure to get your tips ordered and have some fun!
- Unsalted Butter 1½ Cups (3 sticks) (336g)
- Hi Ratio Solid Vegetable Shortening 1½ Cups (336g)
- Confectioners Sugar (Domino Brand 10X Sugar) 6 cups 720g)
- Heavy Cream 6 Tablespoons (90ml)
- Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons
- Butter Extract 1 teaspoon
- Salt ¼ teaspoon
- Combine the butter and shortening in the Kitchen Aid (or stand mixer) bowl with the paddle attachment
- Whip on medium to high speed for about 3 minutes.
- Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure it is evenly mixed and add the salt. Mix well.
- Stop mixer and add the sifted confectioners sugar all at once.
- Mix on low speed until incorporated , scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl and then mix on high speed for 3 minutes.
- Scrape the bowl again and then while mixing on low speed slowly drizzle in the heavy cream.
- Increase speed to high and whip for another 5 minutes
- Add the flavor extracts and then you are done!
- The icing will gain volume almost to the top of a 6qt Kitchen Aid bowl and get very white. (*If you are using a hand beater, the volume will not get as high since the hand beaters cannot incorporate air as efficiently as the Kitchen Aid or stand mixers)