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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cool

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)
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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)
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Step 3. Roll the plastic from where the frosting is to the edges (Pics 3 & 4)
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Step 4: Twist the free end of the wrap (pic 5)
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* (Optional step 5: I tie mine off in a knot -pic 6)
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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)
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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.

WISH I WAS SMART ENOUGH TO INVENT THINGS LIKE THIS.

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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