Great Tip From My Instructor!

Decorating By newlywedws Updated 28 Sep 2014 , 10:24am by AnAngelsKiss

Debroy1963 Posted 7 Dec 2012 , 11:44pm
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THANKS for sharing!!!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 8 Dec 2012 , 12:40am
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Personally, I just cut the corner out of a 1-qt storage-or-freezer-weight zip-top bag, and screw the tip and fitting into that. Then, when the time comes to remove the hardware, I simply unscrew the nut, remove the tip, and squeeze the inside part of the fitting (along with the frosting, if I have any reason to save it) out the hole. Sure, it destroys the bag, but zip-top bags are expendable by design.

Taart Nouveau Posted 18 Feb 2013 , 2:24pm
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Great Tip, especially with multiple colors.

Btrcrm4me Posted 19 Feb 2013 , 1:55pm
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Definitely going to have to try this!  Thanks for sharing! (Even if the post is sveral years old) ;o)

Newstead Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 7:51pm
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Thought the same thing - for newbies, this is a great thread - I hate dealing with the mess afterwards even with disposable bags. Can't wait to try it with two or more colors!

sukayna Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 8:02pm
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AWow that's a great tip. Thanks, I am definitely trying it tomorrow as have to use three shades in cupcakes

shannounette Posted 5 Mar 2013 , 2:00am
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Never would have thought!

Momof5kiddos Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 2:19pm
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Great pictures!

cakedeco4kids Posted 27 Mar 2013 , 2:17am
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I love this tip.  Thank you for sharing, it will save tons of time cleaning up.

cakedeco4kids Posted 2 May 2013 , 4:41am
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I'm going to have to try that soon.  Thanks for the tip.

TheCakeDude Posted 2 May 2013 , 2:07pm
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ACool tip indeed but.... If I did that with every piping bag I filled I wouldn't get half the work done! I usually have a pile of 30 or 40 bags/cones at the end of a weekend!

bigdad Posted 2 May 2013 , 2:30pm
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Jane Rathore Posted 20 May 2013 , 1:23pm
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This is amazing trick.princess.gif

soldiernurse Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 2:01am
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AI was surfing CC and found this...a bit old but well worth the bump...for thise like me who missed it...invaluable...I just love CC!!

BinkyFinder Posted 28 Aug 2013 , 5:22pm
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OH WOW!!! I am going to have to try this! ^-^

celiazumbach Posted 29 Aug 2013 , 10:09pm
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AThank you, and the photos spoke a thousand words. I wish there was a 'Like' area in the forums as there is on Facebook. I loved some of the comments made, I so much relate to them...Thank you for taking the time to share.

scott312 Posted 30 Dec 2013 , 11:43pm
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This is a wonderful tip.

MBalaska Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 1:35am
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Originally Posted by newlywedws 

My cake decorating instructor showed a great method for filling the decorator bag with icing. It's called a "plastic wrap" method. It's pretty neat. Pictures are attached to clarify.

Step 1. Take a piece of plastic wrap about 8"-10" long. With a spatula, take a bit of frosting and place it in the center 1" away from the edge. (Pic 1)

Step 2. Take one side of the plastic wrap and fold it over to the next side matching up the edge - your frosting will now be enclosed on the side of the plastic wrap (Pic 2)
Step 3. Roll the plastic from where the frosting is to the edges (Pics 3 & 4)
Step 4: Twist the free end of the wrap (pic 5)
* (Optional step 5: I tie mine off in a knot -pic 6)
Step 5 (or 6 if you follow the optional "tie off"): You can now insert the plastic "tube" of icing into the decorating bag. (pic 7)
Just wanted to share. I think it's a pretty cool way to get the frosting in the bag and it isn't that messy either. Plus it makes switching frosting in and out so simple - if you're careful enough you won't have any transfer colour either.


rickfoxnba Posted 31 Dec 2013 , 2:37am
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this is really nice

theecakegoddess Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 2:01am
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This is a great tip, I am going to try it out this weekend!!  Thanks!!!

cakebaby2 Posted 31 Jan 2014 , 7:11pm
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Great idea I was just thinking how I was going to get Royal icing to the venue for attaching flowers to cake. This would keep it usable for a while?

Jaynes Yummies Posted 16 Apr 2014 , 2:39am
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Wish I had thought of this before. Wow the mess it would have saved! Can't wait to try it out :)

dizzydoll Posted 16 Apr 2014 , 11:15pm
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Love this tip!!! I hate piping because of the mess but this will make it so much better!!

BizzeeBee Posted 17 Apr 2014 , 5:36pm
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I will definitely have to try this!!  Thank you for sharing this tidbit. :)

AnAngelsKiss Posted 28 Sep 2014 , 10:24am
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AI use press and seal. It gives me a sealed edge and I can easily slide bag out to change colors. I use sticky side to frosting smooth side towards bag.

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