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    124 tip

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "124 tip" in:

    {why not try piping a rose on top of your cake. All you need to use is a 124 tip and fill your piping bag with whatever colour you like.Why not try piping a rose on top of our cake. All you need to use is a 124 tip and fill your piping bag with whatever colour you like.}

    That was said by a chef.

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    Re: 124 tip

    may be she means "a tip with 4 holes"? Since she needs to pipe a rose?! I really don't know if she was counting "skipping number 3" or there is a tool called "124 tip"!

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: 124 tip

    Yeah, and if piping roses were that easy, anyone could do it. Roses are harder than they look. On the other hand, the basket weave is easier than it looks.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: 124 tip

    So is it just a number? like "we need to use a tip no.124"???

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    Re: 124 tip

    Calll it a 124 tip.

    If you look around on the Web site 5jj posted, you'll see there are more cake decorating tips than you would have ever dreamed of.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: 124 tip

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yeah, and if piping roses were that easy, anyone could do it. Roses are harder than they look. On the other hand, the basket weave is easier than it looks.
    You're cake decorator? My mother is and I still haven't recovered from having to take one on a train with particularly delicate stamen to London many years ago.

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    Re: 124 tip

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Calll it a 124 tip.

    If you look around on the Web site 5jj posted, you'll see there are more cake decorating tips than you would have ever dreamed of.
    The problem is in Arabic, we need to define exactly what is 124? Is it a number?

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    Re: 124 tip

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    The problem is in Arabic, we need to define exactly what is 124? Is it a number?
    It is clearly a number. It is presumably their product No. 124 in the Wilton range. It is being used as a label.

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    Re: 124 tip

    Yes it's a number. Each number defines the shape of the tip and the size. A 1 tip is a very small round hole for lines. A 5 tip is also round but a bit larger.

    No, I'm no decorator, but I took a course in it once and actually loved it in theory. In practice I was not very good at making things of a consistent size. I guess that comes with practice. In my garage I still have a tackle box full of those tips.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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