Great Tip From My Instructor!

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

debbed Posted 14 Jun 2007 , 4:28pm
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Thanks for the tip. Will make doing FBCT's much easier now also!

pmw109 Posted 14 Jun 2007 , 5:14pm
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Okay this is definitely one of the reasons why I love CC and all of you. These are amazing tips and I can't wait to try them out this weekend. Thank you thank you!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

brwntab Posted 18 Jun 2007 , 12:53am
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I will try this for now on, thank you so much for the info/tip.

Antylucifer Posted 18 Jun 2007 , 6:16pm
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Thanks newlywedws for bringing that thread up again, it's probably the best tip I learned from CC and should be a mainstay on this site. I keep it in my favorites for reference so I can mention & link it whenever I possible, and make sure I give you credit. Like everyone else says-we have read the tip but never understood it. By taking the time to photograph every step for us, we finally get it & it's saved literaly hundreds of hours for me, so thanks very much for taking the time for us.

I use this method a lot-if I have extra icing and don't want to waste it, I pop it in a plastic wrap & freeze it. I also use it on my color the icing day-I spend one day making & coloring buttercream so I will have an array of colors for decorating. I freeze them by color & date them. It's worked out really well for me, I've never had to stop decorating because I didn't have a specific color on hand. It's even saved me with plain white bc-I needed to fix something and didn't have one drop left so I grabbed one from the freezer and finished up-thankfully it was a good color match.

Kudos to you newlywedws for sharing this phenomenal tip, it's worth it's weight in gold.

dianab Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 2:52pm
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The freezing thing sounds like something I should start doing! With a 14month old and a three year old that sounds like a tip that will save me some time! I do have a question, Antylucifer, about defrosting the icing. How do you defrost it? Does the bc still pipes well without remixing the icing? I have never frozen bc and I'm not sure what works and what doesnt. Thanks!

CakesbyJam Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 4:39pm
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Love this idea..can't wait to try it!!! I love CC!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

karapags Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 4:58pm
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Great! I have to try it.

SusieMcG Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 5:13pm
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What an awesome tip!!! I had heard someone refer to "icing plugs" before, but didn't know to what they were referring!!

Thanks!! icon_wink.gif

bleckwoman Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 5:19pm
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I can't wait to try this!!!

jlh Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 5:22pm
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I have always used a new disposable decorating bag each time. WOW. I'm really excited to use this new trick. I almost walked away from the comptuer this morning feeling guilty for spending too much time. I am SO glad I clicked open this tip.

Debs71 Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 5:24pm
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Wow... thanks to newlywedws & Antylucifer for sharing the great tips!

The icing plugs will save a lot of clean up time and I really like the idea of "icing" day and placing them in the freezer.

superstar Posted 2 Jul 2007 , 1:15am
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Great tip, thank you. I hate cleaning bags.

mazaryk Posted 3 Sep 2007 , 11:55pm
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Thank-you for the tip. This will help with clean up and to prevent the icing from getting over my hands. My least favorite thing WAS cleaning the bags. Ican't wait to try your tip.

jlewis888 Posted 4 Sep 2007 , 12:08am
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Thank you for posting this. Goodness--I can't wait to try it.4

sherik Posted 4 Sep 2007 , 12:35am
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Thank you newlywedws. this will save me time & $$$.

AnneZA Posted 4 Sep 2007 , 9:39pm
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I tried the icing plug technique last night with roses. Did two colors at one time, and it worked great. I just have to learn not to overfill the plugs (what an awful term). I could even try a tri-colored rose.


Wandao Posted 4 Sep 2007 , 9:50pm
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Thanks for sharing this tip. I'm going to make a cake tonight just so I can try it. icon_razz.gif

SugarFrosted Posted 5 Sep 2007 , 12:24am
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Originally Posted by AnneZA

I tried the icing plug technique last night with roses. Did two colors at one time, and it worked great. I just have to learn not to overfill the plugs (what an awful term). I could even try a tri-colored rose.

I love the idea, but like AnneZA, I wish it had a nicer name. Maybe we could ask all you creative people out there to come up with a more pleasant name. Anyone up for a challenge?

My suggestion is cartridge , such as an ink cartridge for a printer, or for a fountain pen. Each holds color in a container, to insert into a holder/tool/machine, which will then be used to apply it to a surface. It seems quite appropriate to me.

Frosting Cartridge...What do you think?

mommycakediva Posted 14 May 2008 , 6:03pm
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The pictures really help

sweetcravings Posted 26 May 2008 , 1:37pm
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Once you put the 'plug' in the bag..doesn't the coupler get all covered in icing? Then when you put in the next color wouldn't the colors get mixed? I can see just changing over the tips, but what about the coupler..please clarify.
i guess i'm just having a hard time understanding. I know the bag would be much cleaner but what about the other parts?


playingwithsugar Posted 26 May 2008 , 5:14pm
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I used this idea for the first time this weekend. I did some cupcakes for a friend's birthday party, and needed to ice them with three different flavors of icing.

I bagged the icings in Ziploc bags. When it was time to frost them, I snipped a corner off and slipped it into the piping bag. The Ziploc bag made things a bit bulkier than I had anticipated, but the end result was perfect - It was great to only need to take 1 bag, 1 tip, and 1 coupler with me.

Thanks again for sharing this, newlywedws!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

waywordz Posted 27 May 2008 , 5:19pm
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Thanks!! newlywedsws!! I can't wait to try this and all the other tips on here as well. cakesbylj called them "bullets", I think I will too. Maybe Jackie could start a thread with JUST TIPS for cake decorating in all mediums. And I use bc made with water because I feel it's better on non-refrigerated cakes. So far, no one has complained. I love when people taste my cakes and then close their eyes and from deep within them you here it coming; that deep sigh with "Ummmm." I just love that!! That is why I do cakes! It touches us on a deep level, sugar does.

Kandy4283 Posted 28 May 2008 , 1:35am
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this is such a great idea! thanks!

Lacicakes Posted 28 May 2008 , 6:29pm
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This also works great by using a regular sandwich bag. I just put icing in tie a knot and cut off a small corner. thumbs_up.gif easy to take out and add different colors.

psanders76 Posted 28 May 2008 , 9:09pm
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This is way too cool. Thank you for sharing.

Kandy4283 Posted 28 May 2008 , 9:41pm
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this is great! I work at the DQ and i tried this today at work!!! OMG!!!! I love it, it works great! Thanks again!

punkiin Posted 28 May 2008 , 10:03pm
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Oh thank you for posting instructor told us about this, but I totally forgot. The pictures are wonderful way to help us newbies out!!! I can't wait to try it.

bashiba Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 12:34pm
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Great, I have never heard of such a good idea! Thx for sharing!

Greetings from Switzerland! icon_wink.gif bashiba

BUNNYMOM Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 11:25pm
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elainec Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 9:50pm
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Newlyweds, Thank you so much for the icing tip. Seeing it made it soo easy to understand. Will try it out my next cake! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

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