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Topic Title: making grass...what tip to use if I don't have the grass tip?
Created On Thursday August 05, 2010 6:27 PM
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Susie_Q
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Posted: Thursday August 05, 2010 6:27 PM

Would a tip 1 or 2 work? 3 maybe? I'm decorating the cake saturday so don't really have time to run out and find the grass tip. Thanks for your help.
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Thursday August 05, 2010 6:30 PM

I guess it could work, but what a pain in the keester!!! Tip 233 is a time saver and gives a brilliant effect. Worth the run to the store to purchase!!!
 
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ponyjockey
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Posted: Thursday August 05, 2010 7:38 PM

I agree! If this helps to convince you, that tip is great for hair and fur! I use it all the time, I also like it because I think its very fun to use but thats just me :o)
 
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bunnywoman
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Posted: Thursday August 05, 2010 7:51 PM

I would drop everything and make a run to the nearest cake supply store.

Using a tip 1 or 2 would work but would make me go BLIND!!!! LOL! Especially if I had a huge area to cover. For the $1.29 investment in the tip 233 would certainly save my sanity and my hair!!! LOL!
 
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Susie_Q
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Posted: Thursday August 05, 2010 8:02 PM

LOL. I was thinking it would be a pain using a tip 1 or 2. Theres no cake supply store near by and the nearest Micheals and Hobby Lobby are over an hour away, if they carry that tip. I doubt Wal mart has that tip? *sigh* Now I don't know what to do. Anyone one have any suggestions on what I could do instead of grass? Here's a picture of the cake I want to make...except the 5 on the cake is going to be a 2. Thanks for any help you can give.
 
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Susie_Q
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Posted: Thursday August 05, 2010 8:04 PM

Well a picture would probably help.

race car 2.JPG race car 2.JPG  (22 KB)
 
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Bre'scakemomma
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Posted: Thursday August 05, 2010 8:04 PM

MY WALMART HAS HAD IT BEFORE..in a 3 pack, hope this helps, good luck!
 
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chefjonms
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Posted: Thursday August 05, 2010 8:14 PM
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Wow SusieQ, that's a lot of grass to make even with tip 233! The only other thing that came to mind is if you have one of those cookie presses, I think one of the cutters is similar to a 233 tip
 
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bunnywoman
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Posted: Thursday August 05, 2010 8:18 PM

DITTO! Check Wally World! Mine had it too!!!! If all else fails I would be calling anyone in the area that decorates cakes and see if I couldn't borrow it for the day.

Do you have a clay gun??????????????? That might work. Green fondant, snip it off and attach with green buttercream.
 
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Susie_Q
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Posted: Thursday August 05, 2010 9:02 PM

Well, it looks like I'll be going to walmart tomorrow. I know they never had it before but they recently changed their wilton section so maybe they have it now. Still looking for any other suggestions in case I can't find it. Thanks.
 
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mmumsie
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Posted: Thursday August 05, 2010 9:47 PM

Even Shopko has some Wilton supplies. I would let your fingers do the walking first and track the tip down in the right store. Saving you gas and time.

Here are a few other ideas. Pulled stars for grass? Tip 16. Mix in a few 352 leaves? Make boulders out of fondant. Crushed vanilla wafers for dirt, or a piping gel pond near by! Now you've got me really going! LOL

 
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greyldfocks63
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Posted: Friday August 06, 2010 12:02 AM

I would also check out Wal-Mart. If they don't have it maybe green colored coconut?
 
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Susie_Q
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Posted: Friday August 06, 2010 6:13 AM

Good ideas mmumsie, thanks!
 
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dottiepark
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Posted: Friday August 06, 2010 7:50 AM
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You could pipe a few tedious clumps of tip 2 or 3 grass, then surround them with "dirt."
 
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cq75
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Posted: Friday August 06, 2010 8:36 AM

Would you be comfortable with coloring flaked coconut green and sprinkling it on a smooth iced green area for your "grass"? That's what my mom always did. People who don't like coconut can scrape off the flakes.

mmumsie- love the dirt and rock pile idea!
 
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myna102
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Posted: Friday August 06, 2010 9:16 AM

maybe you could borrow one from a cake decorating store, or bakery, i have one by me that lets you rent pans.
 
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myna102
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Posted: Friday August 06, 2010 9:18 AM

or maybe laying some butter cream down and lifting with a toothpick or something bigger
 
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CollectorEJ
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Posted: Friday August 06, 2010 10:29 AM
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Lay down a layer of green buttercream and use a spatula to pull up the frosting to make it look like grass. That is what I've done when I don't want to spend the time to make grass with the grass tip.
 
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Susie_Q
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Posted: Friday August 06, 2010 1:07 PM

Thanks everyone. I could not find the grass tip anywhere today, but I got alot of great ideas. Just have to decide which one to do.
 
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Felicia's
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Posted: Friday August 06, 2010 8:46 PM
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I would go with the pull out star tip 16. Then maybe do a few tip 1 or 2 pull outs for more individualized grass blades.
 
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