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April 9, 2016 - by Ruth Collis
Russian Tulip Nozzles Make 3D Paintings
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Russian tulip nozzles are the latest craze to enter the cake decorating scene. They are special for their brilliant design in creating the WHOLE FLOWER all at once, and not each petal one at a time, thus saving huge time and enabling many brilliant colors to come out at once all beautifully blended. But frosting is not the only way to use them. See how these Russian tip tools can make a permanent fine art form of awe.
When these Russian tips first came out in 2015, all the cake decorators beat down the doors of the Russian manufacturer like mad, trying to order. I was one of them, only there have been many problems in trying to order from Russia if you were in the USA and long waits to get often inferior Chinese copies.
There is still some amount of trouble in ordering these hot pieces. Some have tried cheap Chinese copies on Alibaba, ebay, or Amazon, but finally being able to get them in my hot little hands now, I have been able to do some testing with paint.
The thick stuff I normally use didn't cut it either. They kept wanting to fall over and have the flower close together at the top. BUT I tried a sneaky trick and used a very expensive paint with shape-able qualities and a different technique than in the YouTube cake videos and got some brilliant results! Great height and the
stamen all made at once and with beautiful colors...........
It does take some practice and skill to make the best ones turn out, and give enough space to avoid some petals falling over on to each other. This truly is paint, not frosting.
The flowers then go through several drying processes where they are removed from the drying surface and placed into wet flower stems that then dry and are placed in a painting with an artistic looking background and long dreamy tulip leaves added. This drying off the canvas surface than painting wet-into-wet style, enables great shaping and sculpting possibilities and offers easier placement into the painting.
These flowers are special for being stiff enough to be able to cross over one another and where the leaves can be stylized and twirled to look natural as well as be hugely dimensional now in the painting.
These Russian nozzles allow some dreamy fine art flowers to be made in a painting by enabling many colors to be squeezed out at once. If you would like to give a flower gift that will never wilt, and in time for this coming Mother's Day 2016, click the link here to see more about these originals, and a special Pay What You Want pricing I'm trying out.
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