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Posted Fri Apr 12, 2013, 10:46am
Subject: First Attempt
 

So i've been employed as a trainee barista for the past month now and been practising hearts and rosetta's, but today i tried my hand at something different after watching a couple of youtube clips, i think for a first attempt i'm happy with it :) although i'm not sure if it counts as tulip or what haha

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Posted Fri Apr 12, 2013, 1:46pm
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Looks good!!!

Only thing I would suggest is when you start your second pour to create the tulip, start a little closer to the last point you left off. This should push it closer to the last point and you can fit more bulbs.

But looks great!!

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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2013, 7:50am
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Nice one! ;)
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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2013, 10:40am
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Thanks everyone!
Here's my next two attempt, hopefully they've improved a little bit!!

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Posted Mon Apr 15, 2013, 10:40am
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and the second one :)

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Good job.

 
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Posted Sat May 18, 2013, 7:20pm
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They look VERY good for first attempts! To me, it looks like your foam is separating out of your milk mixture too early, so make sure you spin the milk in your pitcher really really good immediately before you pour. Make sure to start up high when you first pour so that your foam dives under the surface well, then when you're ready to start your pattern, come in nice and close.

Many people try to stack as many tiers on their tulips as they can. I think they tend to look kinda ugly. I go for rippled bases and symmetry. Christopher Nicely Alameda has some great examples on his Instagram page.

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Best of luck!
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Posted Sat May 18, 2013, 7:24pm
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Thank you! and thanks for the tips, will keep them in mind when next pouring :) i've uploaded a couple more pictures through the main latte art thread "Latte art"?Page=16 hope the art is coming along nicely!
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Posted Sun May 19, 2013, 7:05pm
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wow, very nice looking for your first attempts. keep the pictures coming :)

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Posted Sun May 19, 2013, 11:55pm
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After some more practise

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