This is my very first time to see the Russian tips in person. They are going to take an ordinary cupcake to an extraordinary one! It will take a little playing with to get the hang of each tip, but they are very cool. The tips are huge and you use more frosting, however it makes them pretty. If you go search for some videos on decorating with them, you'll get some ideas how to enhance the already amazing design. The quality is great, the steel is sturdy and will last for a long time. It would have been nice to get pictures or directions of what each tip does. Some of them are confusing. This will make a great gift to the baker in your family!