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Posted Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:08am
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Wow, great contrast!
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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 10:34am
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to: rsinger
Beautiful piece of work!
And really that contrast is stunning!
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Posted Mon Jan 21, 2013, 3:47pm
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Wow!!

Thank you both for the positive feedback, glad you like :)

Best,

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013, 8:17pm
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Ill join in.  From a few days ago...    Liquid Amber in a 6oz cup.

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013, 8:54pm
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Probably the best heart tulip I've ever poured. I think I got a little lucky with this one. Haha.

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Posted Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:35pm
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TheSunInsideYou Said:

Probably the best heart tulip I've ever poured. I think I got a little lucky with this one. Haha.

-Dave-

Posted January 22, 2013 link

I have been having trouble with this pour, any suggestions?

 
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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013, 6:15am
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TheSunInsideYou Said:

Probably the best heart tulip I've ever poured. I think I got a little lucky with this one. Haha.

-Dave-

Posted January 22, 2013 link

Well done!  Ive been trying that too with little success.  +1 for any tips.

In the mean time here is one from this am...
My attempt at finishing off the rosetta with a heart turned into a 4 finger hand thingy...

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Posted Wed Jan 23, 2013, 1:14pm
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acasabia Said:

I have been having trouble with this pour, any suggestions?

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dfrench200 Said:

Well done!  Ive been trying that too with little success.  +1 for any tips.

Posted January 23, 2013 link

Thank you! In fairness, I was using a Synesso Hydra paired with a Robur E and REALLY high-quality milk that makes thick microfoam a breeze, which may or may not be cheating. Haha.

As far as tips, there are a couple things that have really helped me with this specific design. First, the "push," IMO, is the most valuable etching skill there is, but especially for the tulip. What I mean by the "push" is when I start to get in close to the milk and the white starts to come to the surface, I increase my pour speed just a touch and push it towards the back of the cup, farthest away from me. The second thing is the stop. When you push it to the back, the way you pull back is important. You want to cut it off, but you have to stop in one fluid motion. Doing it like this, each tier of the tulip should be pushed back as far as possible, in a crescent-like shape. Then each tier after that, just start a little closer to the front of the cup, making sure that there is enough brown so that they don't clump together. Each tier should expand the previous a bit. Angling the cup toward your pitcher is really helpful too.

Obviously, the way the milk is textured is most important. For this, I like it a little thicker than a latte, but a bit thinner than a cap. I just find that that's easiest for me.

Hope it helped!

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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013, 5:08pm
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Wow, that's one of the coolest ones I've seen.
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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:01pm
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Here's one of my latest.  Little heavy on the white, but I'm still learning.

Mick

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