I have always loved decorated cakes, but when I have tried to decorate one, it always looked like a child had tried to do the decorations. These Russian tips are so easy to use. I made a batch of jumbo cupcakes for my to take to work. With these tips I was able to make decorated cupcakes that I wasn't ashamed of sending. I will be fair the first couple of cupcakes I did have to take the flowers off and start over. Once I got the icing the right thickness, the flowers were easy to make on the cupcakes. Cleaning up was a breeze. I will let you know there are several very good videos on YouTube for using the tips, and fairly easy to understand.