Trouble making cornets


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Hello,
I have tried numerous times to make a cornet (parchment cone) so that I can write on cakes, but to no avail. Every time I try, the paper refuses to wrap around smoothly so that the angles form an M at the top with a tight tip at the bottom. The wrap around step bunches up or crumples. I've tried with parchment on the roll (bleached) and different coated parchment papers. When I watch youtube videos, most people are using a white parchment sheet that wraps around effortlessly. Is there a particular brand of parchment paper that I should be using? What role do the "cuts" play in making cornets? Maybe when I cut my triangles, the edges aren't "clean" enough? I use a scissors. I have difficulty cutting the triangles with a knife. Any help would be most appreciated.
 
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I’d buy parchment paper in full size sheets. It's coated. I will say a box is expensive for the home baker, but it will last you a long time.

The best way to cut parchment paper is with a good long serrated knife (aka bread knife)

For cleanest lines for writing, use a PME brand piping tip. they’re more expensive than Wilton and Ateco, but for fine work they are the sharpest.

All wilton is just terrible. There’s only one Wilton product I use, the cake cloth baking strips.
 
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Example of quality of PME piping tip vs Wilton.

Likewise, you cannot get that quality of line from a paper cornet that you get from a PME piping tip.

If you want sharp clean lines, you need a quality piping tip.

 
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Thank you, Norcalbaker. I appreciate the feedback and will definitely get some PME piping tips. This seems to be the way to go. WOW! What a difference a quality tip can make!! Thank you for sharing the above blog.
 
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Thank you, Norcalbaker. I appreciate the feedback and will definitely get some PME piping tips. This seems to be the way to go. WOW! What a difference a quality tip can make!! Thank you for sharing the above blog.

You are welcome.

PME makes best tips for fine lines.

I like Ateco for other piping, especially the big stars.
 

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