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Is there a universal size for piping nozzles?

Asked by Fatfacefun (144points) December 25th, 2010

I have received a piping set for Christmas. The pack comes with 8 nozzles. The nozzles are numbered 2, 4, 24, 30, 59, 67, 98 and 104. This suggests to me that there is possibly many other nozzles that would fit the type of piping bag I was given. When I went on the website however there was only a few other nozzles to choose from. The set was from a British website: Is it the case that I can buy different nozzles from other companies that follow the same numbered code and that fit the same adapter as the set I have? I have searched for this but as of yet have found nothing. Any advise? Thanks.

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CaptainHarley's avatar

I have no idea what you’re talking about, even after looking at the site to which you refer! Could you enlighten me? What the heck ARE “piping nozzles,” and what are they for??

marinelife's avatar

“the number series used to identify piping tubes is not standardised as many people assume – there are at least 5 such series in operation, so please check the number, design and description carefully before ordering. ”


sakura's avatar

piping nozzles fit on the end of piping bags, they allow you to control the amount of icing that comes out. They come in different sizes for different jobs, if you want to ice lettering on a cake you need a thin nozzle if you want to make flowers’stars then there is a special nozzle for that too!
this looks an interesting website that has lots of icing tips.

American sizes are different to English sizes I think, and it does depend on make, what may be one size for one company may have another name with another company.

When I see my mum in a few days I’ll ask her a she decorates cakes :)

CaptainHarley's avatar

Thank you for that explanation. I never knew icing could be so complicated! : D

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