Zamode Posted 9 May 2006 , 2:31am
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Forgive me, I can't remember who said they ordered these somewhere online? I like using bottles but need a smaller opening. I used bags today and I really don't like them, I was surprised that I felt I had less control with a tipped bag (me, anyway). I might have to use parchment for small details, even a #1 tip was too big.

I don't know when I will ever, ever get cookies down pat.....if ever Image

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kendraanne Posted 9 May 2006 , 2:35am
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I ordered mine from kitchengifts.com --- They work pretty good!

babynewyear Posted 9 May 2006 , 2:37am
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I got the Squeeze-it bottle at sugar craft. You can use your decorator tips with that brand. Im not sure if there are others. Hope this helps icon_smile.gif

Zamode Posted 9 May 2006 , 2:38am
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Thank you ladies, I am ordering them tomorrow!

Cake_Princess Posted 9 May 2006 , 3:23am
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What you planning on getting off strike?

Zamode Posted 9 May 2006 , 3:27am
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What you planning on getting off strike?




Strike is alive and well, see my new avatar to fit the occasion!

Kos Posted 9 May 2006 , 11:20am
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What you planning on getting off strike?




icon_eek.gif C_P...is that you?
Where have you been? I haven't seen you 'round lately.
I haven't seen your April cookies yet either. Is ya scared? hmmmm? icon_razz.gif

kos

Katskakes Posted 9 May 2006 , 4:19pm
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those would be nice to have. Can someone verify if these are the bottles?
http://kitchengifts.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=sqmolpa2&Category_Code=baking-decorating

thanks!
Kat

babynewyear Posted 9 May 2006 , 8:04pm
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Yes it is squeeze-it brand. Those look like mine. I ordered from a different vender but ,Im pretty sure there the same ones. Did they have both sizes? I cant handle pastry bags, cookies and runny icing. thumbsdown.gif Good luck,hope you like them icon_smile.gif

Katskakes Posted 9 May 2006 , 8:53pm

babynewyear - i tried searching sugar craft, but couldn't find it.
I find that site hard to navigate. can you post a link, please?

TY
kat

golfgirl1227 Posted 9 May 2006 , 10:17pm

Yep, the Squeezit brand is what I use. I love them. I feel that I have much more control over them. I really like the small ones for the "details" because it's like writing with a fat marker!

slejdick Posted 9 May 2006 , 10:21pm

I never have any luck posting links to items on sugarcraft's website, but here's how to find them:

Go to www.sugarcraft.com

On the left side is an alphabetical list of products, click on "candy products"

Scroll down, the last section on the right side of the page is "tools/accessories", and the squeezit bottles are about 5 lines up from the bottom.

hth!
Laura.

babynewyear Posted 10 May 2006 , 2:35am

That is hard to explain. I know I always have a FUN time trying to find stuff. icon_confused.gif But if slejdick directions work for you dont pay attention to these. I just type in the google box at the top what product I want. Then click on the link. Not sure how to link the product. They just give you a long page of lots of items. Well now that Ive over explained. icon_rolleyes.gif Have fun.

kendraanne Posted 10 May 2006 , 2:45am

As I said earlier, I have the squeeze-it bottles...but I find them hard to fill with icing. I made a huge mess, and ended up going back to using a regular icing bag. Do any of you have any tips for filling the bottles? Or am I really that uncoordinated?! icon_sad.gificon_cry.gif

babynewyear Posted 10 May 2006 , 3:00am

You can use an icing bag without the tip to fill them. I know then your still using the icing bag. icon_sad.gif ( but not long enough to get it all over your hands) icon_biggrin.gif You get the control of the bottle.

slejdick Posted 10 May 2006 , 3:03am

The easiest way to fill the squeeze bottles is to put your icing in a ziploc sandwich bag or something similar, clip the corner off and squeeze it into the bottle.

I use a small diameter dish to mix my colored icing in, and when it's the right consistency, I can pour it into the bottle carefully. The smaller the diameter of the bowl, the easier this is to do. If the icing is too thick, it comes in big globs and will make a huge mess, though. I hold the bowl up about 4 inches above the bottle and use a spoon to ease a bit of the icing over the edge. As it starts to fall, it stretches out into a thin ribbon of icing, and as it goes into the bottle I tip the bowl a bit so it continues to flow, helping with the spoon as necessary.

My father in law watched me do this once and said I must be the only person on the planet that could make that work without spilling icon_eek.gif , but I truly believe anybody can do it with a little practice! icon_smile.gif

hth!
Laura.

babynewyear Posted 10 May 2006 , 3:07am

Thats a good idea slejdick then i wont get more icing bags dirty. icon_biggrin.gif Always looking for better ways thumbs_up.gif Thanks

kendraanne Posted 10 May 2006 , 3:18am

Good ideas! Thanks!

Zamode Posted 10 May 2006 , 5:23am
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The easiest way to fill the squeeze bottles is to put your icing in a ziploc sandwich bag or something similar, clip the corner off and squeeze it into the bottle.




Excellent idea! thumbs_up.gif


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I use a small diameter dish to mix my colored icing in




The one-foot-above-your-head trick was working for me until this last time, I had one bowl that went *all* over, so I will be using the bags from now on. icon_razz.gif

slejdick Posted 10 May 2006 , 11:32am

I forgot to mention that it's best to do this over a plate, or something you can put in the sink, rather than having it all over your counter in case of a malfunction! icon_biggrin.gif

The baggie trick works well, though, just clip off a small piece from the corner so you get a thin stream of icing through it to put in the bottle.

Laura.

Katskakes Posted 10 May 2006 , 12:41pm

thanks for the help!!

Katskakes Posted 10 May 2006 , 6:44pm

I found the bottles in a store near my job. They are a bit pricier than the ones online.

KHalstead Posted 10 May 2006 , 6:49pm

Katskakes.........where are you in Jersey.......I haven't seen these bottles anywhere but online

Katskakes Posted 10 May 2006 , 6:52pm

I live in Central Jersey, Middlesex County, South Brunswick. I bought them in a store in NY. called ny cake (nycake.com), they are 3.99 for 2 (2 oz) bottles. I just figured i don't order a lot from the internet, so i'll just pick them up there. I don't know if they have them, but there is a store in Somerville, NJ called Candyland crafts (candylandcrafts.com) they also carry tons of decorating stuff.

KHalstead Posted 10 May 2006 , 6:57pm

hmmmmm.........thank you........i"m a bit further south......in Gloucester County........but I guess if I go north I know where to go!!! lOL

Katskakes Posted 10 May 2006 , 7:00pm

well if you ever go to NYC you can visit the store there too. It's on W22 between 6th & 5th.

TJSCAKES Posted 11 May 2006 , 6:55pm

i JUST FOUND THEM ON EBAY...THE 8 OZ SQUEEZEIT BOTTLES WERE ONLY $1.50 EACH + SHIPPING. HERE'S THE ITEM #4442419685....I CAN'T WAIT TO GET THEM....RIGHT NOW I'M USING ZIPLOC BAGS TO MAKE MY MOTHER'S DAY COOKIES.....

golfgirl1227 Posted 11 May 2006 , 9:37pm
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Originally Posted by kendraanne

As I said earlier, I have the squeeze-it bottles...but I find them hard to fill with icing. I made a huge mess, and ended up going back to using a regular icing bag. Do any of you have any tips for filling the bottles? Or am I really that uncoordinated?! icon_sad.gificon_cry.gif





FUNNEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL! I had the worst time, and don't want to waste a disposable bag (all I use anymore). I found small funnels for about 55 cents in the auto department at Wal Mart (the aisle with oil). They are PERFECT!

kendraanne Posted 11 May 2006 , 10:03pm

Another good idea!! thumbs_up.gif Guess I'll be making a trip to Wal Mart soon!!

Zamode Posted 17 May 2006 , 4:02am

TJsCakes, thank you for the heads up about Ebay--when you posted, the woman who sold you yours had none left but after checking out Sugarcraft and Kitchengifts for the bottles, I decided one last time to check Ebay and she had 4 of them listed not only for a good price (the $1.50) but shipping was cheaper. Thank you! thumbs_up.gif Can't wait to try them.......eh, that is, when I am "off strike"...... icon_rolleyes.gif

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