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I have been creating multi tone icings for years, so was excited to find Lakeland had created what I thought would be a simpler way to achieve the same results. I was very wrong. It was extremely messy, and to have the icing soft enough to not give myself a hernia trying to pipe it, meant that it was too soft to achieve the desired result. The limited cheap plastic nozzles are also a let down. Sorry Lakeland, this is the only thing I've ever bought from you that I've been disappointed in. I shall be returning to my old way of creating multi tone icing, which I also think looks better.
Published 12 Oct 2013
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Duo icing kit”
I wish I had bought this kit instead of the larger one. The largerer bags are massive, and will not be used. Much better to purchase this set as I have heard great reviews from people who have purchased it
Published 11 Oct 2013
by Miss Rodgers
I was a little sceptical about this kit but purchased it on offer and used it yesterday for the first time - what a joy to use. I found it easy to put together and to actually pipe. Tried it with buttercream and with icing. Although it worked well with both, buttercream definitely gave the best results. I am going to try it with coloured meringues next time round and look forward to experimenting. I found the small bag a trifle too small but am sure the larger bags will turn out to be just what I need - what a great tool and a joy to use!
Published 18 Sep 2013
I am really pleased with this product! When I was making a tractor birthday cake for my little boy I decided to use it to pipe milk and dark chocolate buttercream "furrows" for the tractor to stand on. I was a bit frustrated at this point, as I had not taken enough care over the consistancy of the buttercream, so therefore I did run into trouble like other reviewers said. However, spreaking only for oneself, a machine is only as good as the opperater!
Published 11 Sep 2013
by Mrs Lewis
i bought this a whle ago and only recently got round to using it! being a huge Lakeland fan I was disappointed with this product. It needs the icing to be quite runny to work through the nozzles so it doesn't hold it's shape. The end result is very poor looking! The nozzles are very basic and are not well made. It is a cheap product so can't really moan about the cheap quality! I won't be using this again for any of my baking but it might be a nice novelty item to use with the kids.
Published 29 Aug 2013
A note from the team: We're sorry to hear that you've been disappointed with this product When testing our buying team found the softer the mix, the less pressure will be needed to put the mixture through the nozzles and will help create a duo coloured icing finish.
Duo Colour Icing Kit”
I found the kit easy to use and the results were really good, but I have one recommendation, the outside of the bag is quite slippery it would be really great if they were made of the same stuff as the 'Get A Grip Icing Bags' which are just great and so easy to handle even when full of butter icing.
Published 26 Jun 2013
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I got this for my birthday and I was very keen to use it. I've now used this two times and both times the cupcakes look amazing and I've received many complements from friends and family. I do agree with other reviewers that it is a bit awkward to set up, but it's worth it!
Published 24 Jun 2013
duo icing bag”
My sister bought me this for Christmas with extra bags and it is awesome. So easy to use. My only dilemma is what colours to use
Published 21 May 2013
Made my wrists hurt!”
I was really excited to try this duo icing kit. I followed the instructions and managed to get a really good seal on the nozzle. There was no icing coming out the sides and I even managed to change the nozzle head twice. The problem I found, was that it physically hurt my wrists to squeeze hard enough to get an even flow. If the icing was softer , then you loose the shape. I usually like to hold my cupcakes in one hand whilst I easily 'swirl' with the other, but I had to use both hands to force the icing through and therefore lost the style I was hoping to achieve. Hurt too much to use again.
Published 13 May 2013
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry that using the bags is causing your hands to hurt and will be in touch shortly. A handy tip to help with the flow of the butter icing is the softer the butter the easier it flows. Filling each side of the bag with equal amounts and half way helps when you twist the bag to pipe.
Really pleased with the results”
I received this for Christmas as a secret Santa gift. I am no expert at icing cakes and normally the shapes I try all come out in a mess but I found this really easy to use. I filled with half chocolate and half vanilla icing and then tested first in the bowl to check that the icing was coming out at the same time. Worked really well for me and I managed to get the same effect as in the picture. The writing tips are large but then if you are trying to squeeze through two colours of icing anything smaller wouldn't work, I just won't be using them for writing anything, just decorations.
Published 11 Apr 2013
by Olivia Saunders
I've been reading through these reviews & I'm 13 years old & found it incredibly easy to use this product! I had to add a little milk to my chocolate buttercream to thin it out a little, but when I piped, the icing came out perfectly & held it shape! I filled the piping bag on my own and seeing as I'm not the best when it comes to getting things right with some areas in baking, it worked absolutely fine! Just put in a spoon at a time with the icing & I've reused my bags! When it comes to writing I have a bag that I just cut a tiny corner off a bag, use 1 side!
Published 10 Apr 2013
A note from the team: Lakeland's customers never fail to amaze. At such a young age you appear to be enjoying baking and have taken the time write a review that explains the best use of the product even adding your own personal tip on writing with icing. It's not fair Olivia you've made us feel hungry!
by Sue Woodley
I firstly bought the separate duo piping bags (both sizes) and the coupling but as I have plenty of decent piping nozzles. I soon found out that you can only use the plastic nozzles from the Duo colour icing kit, so I had to go out & buy a kit yesterday. I tried to pipe two colours into the cupcakes today & found this kit to be the most infuriating thing that I have bought for a long time, as it is virtually impossible to get both colours of buttercream to flow out together in equal amounts.
Published 04 Apr 2013
A note from the team: We're sorry to hear you've experienced this problem. We've tested this colourful kitchen gadget and for best results try filling the bag with an equal spoonful in each side then repeat this process until you have enough for your icing needs.
Great little gadget”
I bought this a few weeks ago and have only managed to find the time to use it once. I think I need a second pair of hands to hold the bag while I fill it [lol], but loved the results. They weren't as good as the picture on the website here, but for a first attempt I was pretty chuffed with myself, particularly as I'm not that great at decorating anyway. I'm looking forward to having another go when I get the chance. I have tried once before to do 2 coloured icing by putting 2 different coloured icings in the same bag but the results weren't as good as this idea. Thanks Lakeland!!
Published 15 Mar 2013
Bought this to decorate my daughters birthday cupcakes. Got it out the night before to decorate them and the divider on the coupling promptly snapped off!!!!!! So upset and no exciting birthday cupcakes!!!
Published 13 Mar 2013
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This is the first product I have ever taken back in the many years I have shopped with Lakeland. The nozzles have no definition and are too small. I am at a loss as to how achieve the same results as in your photographs. It's a pity as it's a really good concept.
Published 11 Mar 2013
so disappointed !”
I have for many years "dual Iced" by splitting icing in a normal bag so you can imagine how pleased I was when Lakeland introduced the dual icing set but Oh what a let down it is. I have tried 3 times with no success and much frustration. I have of course read the instructions but find it impossible to get icing to feed evenly, bag frequently splits and icing squeezes out of coupling all round disastrous product. I have now gone back to tried and tested method. Also have to say this is the second "wonder product" I have bought from Lakeland which has been thrown in bin.
Published 06 Mar 2013
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I was really excited when I saw the duo icing set but unfortunately I was very disappointed.The nozzle is very small and does not make professional looking cupcakes. The chambers in the nozzle is also very small making piping very difficult. The icing needs to be quite soft to pipe easily which means that it looses it shape. I will be going back to my old piping bag to get the professional looking cupcakes I want. I may use this set with my Grandaughter as she will enjoy the mix of colours but not when I want to give cupcakes as a present.
Published 06 Mar 2013
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Bought this kit mainly for royal icing - but the so called writing tubes are far too big!
Published 05 Mar 2013
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Can the other reviewers help me to achieve the rsults they speak of as I haven't had any success with my duo icer yet. I just don't seem able to get the pressure to be able to force the icing through the narrower outlet. I have wasted and made such a mess each time I have tried and resorted to single colour again. Help please as I would love to achieve the results in the picture and my cupcakes usually look so good I am not able to leave them in a mess.
Published 05 Mar 2013
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry that the kit hasn't been a success.The softer the mix, the less pressure will be needed to put the mixture through the nozzles.We'll be in touch shortly to help.
Duo Icing Kit”
by Mrs Field
Doesn't quite work for us unfotunately! My daughter was bought a kit for Christmas by a friend as it was on her 'I'd like' list as she's a dab hand with a piping bag despite her age (14) and we've only just got round to using it. Filled ok, iced four fairy cakes beautifully then the bag burst away from the coupler - had to start again with new bag. Same thing happened again - most unimpressed! Wish I'd never bought the spare set of small bags in my order this week now! Most unusual to be disappointed with any Lakeland product but won't be recommending this one!
Published 04 Mar 2013
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