Last Updated : Oct 05,2017

Nozzle Glossary | Recipes with Nozzle |
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Nozzles help to pipe out icing, etc., in patterns. They are manufactured of brass with collar rings, and made with utmost precision so as to give the decoration a clear outline. The patterns made by nozzles can be varied according to the angle at which the nozzle is held and the amount of pressure used on the handle of the syringe or the bag. Moving speed and direction also varies the pattern - for instance, a zig-zag movement with a star nozzle gives a cable effect. Different shapes of nozzles are available in the market, like star-shaped, flower-shaped, round nozzle, etc. which are fitted on piping bags and used for decoration of cakes and other bakery products.

Round nozzle
These nozzles are used commonly for filling purpose and to give a simple and elegant look to cakes and pastries. They are often used for toppings on cupcakes, cold coffees and other desserts. They do not have any edges or carvings and are simply plain round in shape.
Star nozzle
The star nozzle creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Different sizes are available in star nozzles, which can be used for different purposes. Also, shapes can be changed by altering the amount of pressure given on piping bags.

How to Select
Choose the right kind of nozzle according to your requirement. Check for broken or damaged nozzles as they can alter the desired shape and designs.

Culinary Uses
• Nozzles fitted on piping bags are used for decorating cakes, pastries and other bakery products like cookies and biscuits.
• Nozzles offer various combinations of colours and flavours, to implement the inspiration of confectioners and cooks.

How to Store
Store the nozzles in a cool dry place, keeping them protected from humidity and dust. Make sure to clean the nozzles every time after use to prevent rust formation on them.

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