// Cupcake Equipment Questions
I can’t find a 1M tip – is there another one I can use?
The 1M tip is just a large star shape nozzle which gives a lovely pattern but a large opening round tip can also give a nice effect. Different manufacturers call the nozzles by different names so look out for a large opening tip which will give a nice look.
Can I mix the ingredients by hand?
Technically yes you can, but make sure you use a lot of elbow grease and mix the mixture very well. Consider you would use an electric mixer for up to 5 mins so mixing by hand could mean you are mixing for 20 minutes or so. We would always advise using or borrowing a hand mixer.
How much will all the equipment cost?
Depending on your budget and how much you think you will use the equipment there is a wide range of equipment available. Electric hand mixers can cost anything from £5 to £30 and freestanding mixers starting from £100. The spatula and muffin pan will cost less then £10 for both.