Great Tip From My Instructor!

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

tonenia Posted 25 Aug 2006 , 7:55pm
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Thank you so very much for sharing! Great tip and I plan to try it very soon.

newlywedws Posted 25 Aug 2006 , 9:52pm
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Tamifaye wrote



How do you do the striped effect using this technique?

When you refrigerator the leftover icing in the bag, do you not need to rewhip it?

My answers. Striped effect would be simple. Say that you wanted purple and white, well you do one "plastic wrap" method for each frosting colour, but reduce the quantity of frosting so you don't have as much frosting in each piece of plastic. Then slip them in side by side. The colours will be seperated due to the plastic wrap, but once you start squeezing the colours out, they will combine.

Usually when I have leftover frosting (as long as I don't have any colours mixed, I will remove my tip and squeeze the excess frosting into a container, and will store it in the fridge, when I need it, I simply let it come to room temp and re-whip it.

Fruitloop Posted 25 Aug 2006 , 10:14pm
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That is an awesome tip! I'm gonna try that for this next order I have this week. Thanks!

gibbler Posted 25 Aug 2006 , 10:47pm
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What a great tip!! I can hardly wait to try it. icon_biggrin.gif

sunshine4U Posted 25 Aug 2006 , 10:57pm
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WOW! Thanks for sharing this tip. I can't wait to try it too! icon_smile.gif

camcat Posted 25 Aug 2006 , 11:29pm
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Originally Posted by malika

Originally Posted by camcat

Between your great tip and the tip someone else had about lining the measuring cup with plastic wrap for measuring the Crisco, most of the dirty work is done! icon_smile.gif
Thanks again for the tip and the step-by-step photos!!

What a great idea! I have never thought of that. Can you post the link to the tip? I'm doing a search and I can't seem to find it.

malika.....Here is the thread where I found the tip about measuring Crisco.

CarolinaBelle Posted 26 Aug 2006 , 6:10am
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Thanks for posting the great tip.

malika Posted 26 Aug 2006 , 6:45am
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Thanks camcat!

frosting111 Posted 26 Aug 2006 , 6:52am
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Wowzers what great tips..cant wait to load my icing bag again using this method...I use Crisco sticks but if I ever have to use my measuring cup again I'm gonna use the plastic wrap to line it indeed...

Momof3boys Posted 26 Aug 2006 , 1:41pm
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I remember someone posting that a few months back when doing the striping effect. It is a great tip! Thanks for sharing.

Mac Posted 27 Aug 2006 , 2:53am
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OK!!! I did this today when setting up the "Ana" wedding cake. This is the best tip since Viva tip.

I will also incorporate this in the kids cake decorating BD parties that I do. This will save major time when trying to refill messy bags with frosting. And I won't have to rubber-band the end of the bag--how cook is that?

tcturtleshell Posted 27 Aug 2006 , 3:00am
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Awesome tutorial!!! I'm gonna try it on my next cake!! Thanks sooo much!!

lauramw71 Posted 27 Aug 2006 , 3:04am
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awesome! i can NOT wait to try that!!!! I usually use parchment triangles, so clean up isnt that bad but this looks awesome!

I have one of those measuring cups that u push what's in it out... I love using that for my crisco!!

Derby Posted 1 Sep 2006 , 3:43am
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Okay....I'm like SUPER new to decorating and I'm like SUPER messy with the bags. I used this tip tonight on my superman cupcakes(in my pics) and it ROCKED!!!! There was hardly any mess to clean up at the end and my hands didn't get ANY frosing on greasy fingers. Also, because of the hurricane (I'm in NC), our "Pool Party" on Saturday is being converted into a "Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Decorating Party". This tip will be PERFECT for the kids!!!!


P.S. I'm already in love with the plastic wrap in the measuring cup for crisco idea too!!!

kettlevalleygirl Posted 1 Sep 2006 , 3:53am
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Thanks for the tips, I know there is so much to learn on past forums,and it is hard to go back when you don't even know that it existed.... but I love that people have long memories and share their knowledge....
That is why I am addicted to CC, constantly learning about something that I love!!

newlywedws Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 6:07am
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Noticed there are new people joining EVERY day -what a great site!- So I just had to *Bump* this for anyone new icon_smile.gif

To bad it can't become a semi-permanent article thumbs_up.gif

KimmysKakes Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 6:34am
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Another easy way to "load" the decorating bag is to place it in a tall glass, then fold the top of the bag over the top of the glass and fill the bag with icing. I do it all the time and works great. icon_smile.gif

Kelrak Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 6:41am
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I need to save this for future use. Is there a "favorites" for forum posts?

KimmysKakes Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 6:48am
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If there is, I don't know how to do it....anyone else know how to save posts???

kaychristensen Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 6:55am
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WOW thanks for the info icon_biggrin.gif I read something about the plugs on another thread but didn't understand. Thank You Thank You Thank You. This will help at the DD B-Day cake deco party. That was where I saw it mentioned. dunce.gif It makes since now icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

boring Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 12:26pm
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Another way is to use the plastic bags you get in a supermarket for the fruit and veg. Thread the bag into your bag, making use you don't twist it, past your cup holder. Cut the plastic bag so your pipe fits over it then tie a soft knot in the top of your plastic bag at the other end so you can refill if need be. Clean Bag every time. You can then make your own bags from raincoat material and never have to wash them.

fourangelsmommie Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 12:27pm
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If you want to save this post, then click on 'watch this thread' at the bottom of the page. It will be under Watched Topics for you in the Forums.

This is a great idea. Never heard of it before, and really wish my instructor had shared this, but she is kinda new to decorating herself, so she may not know it. Will have to share this in class today.


Kelrak Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 2:23pm
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Originally Posted by fourangelsmommie

If you want to save this post, then click on 'watch this thread' at the bottom of the page. It will be under Watched Topics for you in the Forums.

This is a great idea. Never heard of it before, and really wish my instructor had shared this, but she is kinda new to decorating herself, so she may not know it. Will have to share this in class today.



4Gifts4Lisa Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 3:46pm
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I love the pictures and the tip! THANK YOU!

LilBlackSheep Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 3:54pm
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Thanks for sharing. icon_smile.gif

cupcakes Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 11:57pm
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Fantastic tip! Great for children learning how to use a decorating bag. No more icing all over the top of the bag and no more rubberbands that never really hold the icing down once kids try and use the bag!!! Thankyou for a fantastic tip!

Alicandra Posted 17 Sep 2006 , 12:05am
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I love this tip - and for anyone who doesn't use this tip, my Wilton I instructor gave us another tip for easier clean-up - FREEZE that bag of frosting - it will come right out of the bag once its solid...

Happy decorating all,

Ali in MA icon_smile.gif

cryssi Posted 20 Sep 2006 , 7:44pm
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wow, thanks for sharing! I'm definitely going to have to try this...

sandie Posted 20 Sep 2006 , 7:48pm
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Thank you for the great idea and wonderful pictures

rajinaren Posted 20 Sep 2006 , 7:50pm
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