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.
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