Favourite flavour, favourite icing, favourite colour, favourite child... just kidding! (...most of the time, anyway 😜)
And this is my favourite piping tip - the Ateco 852
If you have access to the Wilton range, you probably use a 1M or a 2D tip to create beautiful rosettes of icing. Locally, though, Ateco is the quality brand to choose, and the 852 nozzle is the one I'd recommend most.
It's a closed (the tines curl inwards) star tip. And because its tines are cut more deeply than the other closed star tips, it creates that beautiful ruffled icing/ rosette effect.
Because it's a medium-sized large tip (as opposed to jumbo) it doesn't smother your cupcake with too much icing, and is a great choice for covering a lot of cupcakes without having to make huge batches of icing.
So pretty, right? See - it's ok to have favourites!