Love Squeeze Bottles!

Baking By lakaty Updated 10 Jul 2007 , 1:15pm by Hollyanna70

lakaty Posted 26 May 2007 , 12:54am
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I just bought some plastic squeeze bottles and used them to flood my cookies with RI. I'm in LOVE!!!!!! They are soooo awesome. For me it's so much quicker to flood the cookies. I didn't outline, just flooded. I have 5 bottles so I can have 5 different colors going at the same time. I still will use bags and tips for detail work.

Ohhhhhhhh, back to my new best friends. icon_biggrin.gif

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shanasweets Posted 26 May 2007 , 2:19am
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i love mine also, but i used last night and when i changed the tips out, the ring used to tighten broke on the top. i salvaged for the moment, had to go out of town so I hope i can glue and fix, because this happen to two of them. so much neater than the bags.

sunnigirl Posted 26 May 2007 , 4:18am
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I have two squeeze bottles but mine do not accept tips. They are just plastic bottles with a plastic tip. Do they sell some type that accepts your regular decorating tips? I just made a batch of RI. My first in some time. Been having lots of trouble with mine- high humidity-won't dry ect...
Trying Antonia74 recipe.

leily Posted 26 May 2007 , 8:56am
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So glad to hear another great review on these. I just bought some last week from Cakes By Sam and can't wait to use them this next week on a cookie order! I waited to find the ones that I could change out the tip on them and I think i'm going to be very happy with the wait.

jen1977 Posted 26 May 2007 , 11:00am
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I have two that have a tip on them, and two that don't. I've used them one time on cookies, and hated them. They made my hands very tired and sore, and took me longer to us than a bag.

cupcakes Posted 26 May 2007 , 11:28am
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Wilton has just come out with squeeze bottles that you can put tips on. they sell them at Michaels. I think there are around 10 in the container. I purchased them recently but have not had a chance to use them yet!

KellJ Posted 28 May 2007 , 3:59am
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you can use the squeeze bottle that are for candy melts and they have lids for "wrtiting" which work great for flooding. Bags are too messy!

lakaty Posted 28 May 2007 , 4:49am
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Ooooohhhhh, I just saw the squeeze bottles that use the tips. I'm going to have to look for those!

There's a Michaels opening up about an hour away(much better than the next closest which is about 8 hours). I'll make up a trip up there and check.

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cupcakes Posted 28 May 2007 , 12:32pm
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Hi Lakaty,
Call the Michaels first, before you make the trip. They only stock a few at my Michaels and I don't want you to make that long drive and be disappointed. You can also order on line from them,(wilton) even though there is shipping charges with the price of gas and your time it might be worth considering.

JenWith Posted 28 May 2007 , 3:55pm
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I have a couple squeeze bottles that used inter-changable tips and I love them myself. I feel I have more control over the bottle than the bag. But I do agree, they stress your hands. I just finished some cookies using the squeeze bottles to flood and decorate and my cookies towards the end look sloppy because my hands were getting tired. But I was doing cookies for 8 hours yesterday so that could have been the issue too. I think they are great and I think I'm going to buy more.

lakaty Posted 29 May 2007 , 4:18am
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Good point Cupcakes! I live in Canada so ordering from the Wilton website involves; currency exchange, higher shipping, and probably duty charges icon_cry.gif . It doesn't mean that I never order online I have to just think it thru thouroughly.

Plus I'm sure I'll find something that I 'need' at Michaels! icon_razz.gif (not to mention I can stop at Costco and the mall)

millicente Posted 1 Jun 2007 , 7:31pm
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i like them too.....

JRAE33 Posted 1 Jun 2007 , 9:35pm
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I just have a quick question...if you are using the bottles and not outlining, how do you keep the icing from dripping down the side? Thanks. Jodie

JulesM7 Posted 1 Jun 2007 , 10:34pm
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Oh, I hope my Michael's has the bottles that accept tips now! I have been wanting to try them. I just got Michael's gift cards for end of the year teacher gifts (the kids know I'm in there almost every week!) and I will have to pick up a set of these and whatever else I need for the Wilton class I am starting on Monday.

chocolateandpeanutbutter Posted 2 Jun 2007 , 1:34am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cupcakes

Wilton has just come out with squeeze bottles that you can put tips on. they sell them at Michaels. I think there are around 10 in the container. I purchased them recently but have not had a chance to use them yet!




Is this the clear bucket with about 20 4-oz bottles in it? I bought this about two weeks ago, but I never thought to check if they worked with tips. I bought them primarily for chocolate work and for home-made snow cone syrup (they're perfect!)

I guess I'll have to check.

JulesM7 Posted 2 Jun 2007 , 8:51pm
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Chocolateandpeanutbutter:

Yep, that's the set - I got it this morning at Michael's. It doesn't say on the container anywhere that the regular couplers and tips work on the bottles. I got it home & tried my coupler and it worked - yeah!!! I can't wait to try them out tomorrow.

chocolateandpeanutbutter Posted 3 Jun 2007 , 2:56am
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Woo hoo! I can't to try that! Thanks!

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Phyllis52 Posted 3 Jun 2007 , 2:51pm
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Does anyone have a hint on how to fill the bottle? I can't get my icing to flow into the bottle- it keeps clogging up at the neck. I'm afraid to make it too thin. Does someone else use a funnel maybe?

Thanks.
Phyllis

chocolateandpeanutbutter Posted 3 Jun 2007 , 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by Phyllis52

Does anyone have a hint on how to fill the bottle? I can't get my icing to flow into the bottle- it keeps clogging up at the neck. I'm afraid to make it too thin. Does someone else use a funnel maybe?

Thanks.
Phyllis




What about putting the icing in a plastic bag, then cut the corner off and squeeze it in the top of the bottle? I haven't tried mine yet, but that's the first thing I thought of. Or a cone of parchment might work...

Phyllis52 Posted 3 Jun 2007 , 5:36pm
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I didn't think of either one! Great ideas. I'm going to try them.

Thanks!

slimkim Posted 4 Jun 2007 , 8:40am
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Actually I tried the squeeze bottle and didn't like it because you loose too much icing inside and it is definately harder to squeeze than a bag. icon_sad.gif

sweeteecakes Posted 4 Jun 2007 , 1:47pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Phyllis52

Does anyone have a hint on how to fill the bottle? I can't get my icing to flow into the bottle- it keeps clogging up at the neck. I'm afraid to make it too thin. Does someone else use a funnel maybe?

Thanks.
Phyllis




I use funnels when pouring my icing in the bottles, works great for the thinner flow. When the icing is thick, it takes awhile for it to drain and I have to push it down with a spatula.

JenWith Posted 4 Jun 2007 , 2:26pm
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I do the same as Sweeteecakes. Funnel and a spatula.

Solecito Posted 4 Jun 2007 , 5:28pm
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I've been wanting to buy this set, but haven't got a chance.
Do you mean that the neck of the bottle is so small that you can use a coupler ring and a tip??? icon_eek.gif

brilandken Posted 4 Jun 2007 , 5:36pm
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I love squeeze bottles too! I have some for RI and some for chocolate. They make life so much easier.

JulesM7 Posted 4 Jun 2007 , 5:51pm
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Solecito:
Yes, the bottle has a small neck that the regular coupler screws onto.

ladefly Posted 4 Jun 2007 , 5:54pm
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hmmmm I think i may have to make a trip to michaels...... are they made by wilton????

ladefly Posted 4 Jun 2007 , 5:54pm
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hmmmm I think i may have to make a trip to michaels...... are they made by wilton????

ladefly Posted 4 Jun 2007 , 5:55pm
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hmmmm I think i may have to make a trip to michaels...... are they made by wilton????

Katskakes Posted 4 Jun 2007 , 5:55pm
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i love them too for cookie decorating. i read somewhere here about them and ran to the cake shop to get them. thankfully they had them. I only have 4 of them. I also use a funnel with thinner consistancy to get it in the bottle. I almost never do an outline on the cookies, the trick is for the icing to be a bit thick so it doesn't drip. Or to make sure you don't flood all the way near the edge. Give it some space and spread easy with the tip.

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