MichelleM77 Posted 7 May 2007 , 12:30am
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Just wanted to pass on this little tip I found today. I have been deciding for a few weeks now whether to buy a heat sealer or not. Tying ribbon for some orders is just not practical or the right look (reselling, etc.). I found a website that stated cello bags can be sealed with an iron!! I tried it and it worked. I'm so excited!!

Here is the site:

http://www.cellobags.com/html/cello_bags_tutor.html

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miriel Posted 7 May 2007 , 1:44am
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That is really good! Thanks for sharing icon_smile.gif

nalyjuan Posted 7 May 2007 , 1:52am
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Wow thanks for sharing...this will come in very handy!

step0nmi Posted 7 May 2007 , 1:58am
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Wow! icon_surprised.gif That is just crazy information! Thanks for sharing!

leily Posted 7 May 2007 , 4:17am
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hmm... It is one of those things that makes you go "Now why didn't I think of that!?!"

megamere Posted 7 May 2007 , 2:03pm
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How does it look after sealing it with the iron?

cakesonoccasion Posted 7 May 2007 , 2:14pm
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Originally Posted by MichelleM77

Just wanted to pass on this little tip I found today. I have been deciding for a few weeks now whether to buy a heat sealer or not. Tying ribbon for some orders is just not practical or the right look (reselling, etc.). I found a website that stated cello bags can be sealed with an iron!! I tried it and it worked. I'm so excited!!

Here is the site:

http://www.cellobags.com/html/cello_bags_tutor.html




Awesome! I agree- some cookie just don't look right with a ribbon...can you post a pic of some you did this way??? Thanks!

doescakestoo Posted 7 May 2007 , 2:28pm
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I am so glad to know that. I am planning on sending cookies to service members overseas. My son is in Iraq again and I am planning on baking lots of cookies to send to him and his section. Thanks again for the information.

MichelleM77 Posted 7 May 2007 , 2:29pm
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It just flattens out the bag and sticks it together. I kept my iron on very low, or else you get the imprints of the steam holes in the bag. LOL! I did a quick trial run to see how this works and will post a pic as soon as I can.

Suebee Posted 7 May 2007 , 2:41pm

We have used shrink wrap and it works great.

cakesonoccasion Posted 7 May 2007 , 2:46pm
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Originally Posted by doescakestoo

I am so glad to know that. I am planning on sending cookies to service members overseas. My son is in Iraq again and I am planning on baking lots of cookies to send to him and his section. Thanks again for the information.





I did this for my brother when he was in Iraq. (He's in Japan now). I have a big family- and we each made 10 dozen, so we had about 100 dozen to ship. We used a food saver- and vacuum sealed them by the dozen. He said they were all in heaven- they were as fresh as the day they were baked. It's awesome that your doing that, too!

MichelleM77 Posted 7 May 2007 , 2:54pm

Here is a picture of a cookie in a bag. The top of the bag is sealed probably about 1.5". It's slightly wrinkly, but I don't think it looks bad. I'm folding that part down to the back of the cookie anyway and holding it down with a label that I'm required to use.

Sorry, couldn't add the attachment, too big. Let me see if I can add it to my photos instead.

KHalstead Posted 7 May 2007 , 3:00pm

that's great info.....I normally staple my bags and then add the paper tag to the top and staple again...would be nice to seal the bags and then just maybe even glue on the paper label or just staple ONLY the label thanks for the info!!

MichelleM77 Posted 7 May 2007 , 3:06pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

that's great info.....I normally staple my bags and then add the paper tag to the top and staple again...would be nice to seal the bags and then just maybe even glue on the paper label or just staple ONLY the label thanks for the info!!




I really like your cookies with the label! I have that as an option, but have yet to have an order like that. That's what I was looking for, a way to make the bags air tight without having to invest in a sealer of some type. It's just an extra expense that I'm glad I can avoid right now.

I did add the pic to my photos, just don't look at the cookie too close! It's a few weeks old, a sample of how I'm going to ice cookies for an upcoming fundraising event, and it's rock hard now! LOL!

MichelleM77 Posted 7 May 2007 , 7:59pm

Here is another thread about using a Food Saver to seal icing bags.
http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=183351&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

I was thinking about trying to seal the disposable bags with the iron too, so maybe could keep RI from drying out like it does in my Tupperware-type containers. This could also be useful for kids projects. I'll let ya know if the dispoable bags can be sealed with an iron...or if they melt all over my iron! LOL!

baergarivera Posted 7 May 2007 , 8:08pm

MichelleM77,

Thank you for sharing that very good Inf.

That is why i trully love people on this website everyone is always willing to shate inf. Thanx

Michelle

Kayakado Posted 7 May 2007 , 8:14pm

I bought a foodsaver really cheap at Tuesday Morning ($75 for a $350 msrp sealer) I vacuum seal icing, fondant, and leftovers of these in bags and canning jars. I also ship cookis with these bags. I put in a piece of sturdy cardborad and vacuum the cookies to the cardboard. The cardboard keeps the cookies from breaking in shipment. It is also keeps them dry if something spills or the shippers get the box wet.

Cyndi1207 Posted 7 May 2007 , 8:24pm

I love this idea..........thanks for sharing.

FromScratch Posted 7 May 2007 , 8:35pm

Good idea! I'll have to give it a try..

Also.. for anyone sending things over seas.. the foodsaver is the best way to go.. one with a manual shut off is better that way it won't squish teh crap out of whatever you put in it. Anyway to get most of the air out will ensure it isn't moldy when it gets to your soldier. My brother just got back from Iraq last Sunday and we sent him stuff all the time sealed up in the foodsaver bags.

Zamode Posted 8 May 2007 , 2:55am

Thanks Michelle, have to see if my bags qualify...or burn them and the iron trying. dunce.gif

Jeanne, glad your brother is back usaribbon.gif

MichelleM77 Posted 8 May 2007 , 3:07am
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Originally Posted by Zamode

Thanks Michelle, have to see if my bags qualify...or burn them and the iron trying.




According to the website, if you have the bags that have the seam down the back, then they will seal with the iron. I've seen the bags that are kinda stretchy and don't have a seam on them, and I think those are the ones that will melt. Ew. Be careful. I don't want anyone yelling at me for a gooey mess on their iron! icon_redface.gif

KHalstead Posted 22 May 2007 , 10:04pm

okay, I just wanted to say thank you thank you thank you for this info. I've been searching high and low for some paper to match grad cookies I just did and can't find any......well, I can't just stape the bags shut.....now even bigger problem....I can't find bags big enough to put the cookie right side up into...I have to turn the cookies sideways..what now??? Well, I don't know where my iron is (we steam our clothes) so I grabbed the curling iron I NEVER use ( my hair is naturally curly).....and voila.....sealed bags, no need for staples or tags and the cookies will be fresh for thursday..........thanks again michelle

MichelleM77 Posted 22 May 2007 , 10:27pm

Ha! That's great!!! I wondered about a curling iron after I discovered the iron trick.

yankeegal Posted 23 May 2007 , 12:24pm

Thanks so much for the info-I am going to give this a try!

CookieChef Posted 19 Aug 2007 , 2:10pm

Great info, thanks.

twooten173 Posted 19 Aug 2007 , 2:27pm

OMG... thank you! I was looking in a book about to order a sealer for $199 and decided to see what you guys were up to while I was away - it's not tlike I'm addicted to this site or anything icon_redface.gif - and the first thing I see is this thread. Plus I need something to do with my iron since I don't iron. icon_surprised.gif

honeybearcreek Posted 19 Aug 2007 , 2:35pm

You can purchase heat sealers online at Harbor Freight for under $40.00. Here's the link:

http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=heat+sealer&Submit=Go

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Diana in VA
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