Poll: What Kind Of Icing Bags Do We Use?

Decorating By justfrosting Updated 7 Dec 2006 , 7:44pm by chrissysconfections

shortcake2 Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 10:37pm
post #31 of 70

I use parchment. I don't like the feel of the disposable ones and hate to wash the featherweights.

tcturtleshell Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 10:40pm
post #32 of 70

I use featherweights because they are easier for me to work with & newlywedws idea of the BCI wrapped in plastic wrap so the bags are easy to clean! Great tip newlywedws!! Thanks!!

aubrazacmom Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 1:54am
post #33 of 70

Ok so I looked up the Keeseal site do you use the ultra or the regular and what is the difference?

jo_ann Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 2:27am
post #34 of 70

I use the keeseal bags. I just got 2 boxes of the regular. I love them. They did send me samples of the ultra with my order and are they ever nice. I got the 12" and the 18". I think it only cost me $48 with shipping and handling. It was well worth it. That comes to something like .24 cents a bag.

knoxcop1 Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 4:10am
post #35 of 70


I'm really glad to see the Kee Seal bags on line!!

I've been paying $4.99 + tax here, for 10 of them! thumbsdown.gif (Although I reckon I'd be payin' more--I love them!!)

Kee Seals are what I use--unless I run out, then I use my trusty old Wiltons or Featherweights. Which I loathe washing!


Jenn1978 Posted 17 Nov 2006 , 8:44am
post #36 of 70
Originally Posted by cakesondemand

I have both but never use my featherweights. Disposable all the way I have 2 sizes 14' & 22" I hate to clean the featherweights when I can just through away the disposables less of a mess.

Holy crap! I didn't know they came that big! icon_eek.gif Where have I been? I use the disposables for my decorating and i use my featherweight for icing the cake with the icer tip but man I hate cleaning that thing! I am going to have to invest in some bigger ones and just throw my icer tip in that bad boy and throw it out when Im done! Wow that just saved me some time. I almost want to bake a cake to decorate it using these big disposable bags!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow I am excited! Wooo Hooooo!!!!!!!!!

icon_lol.gif I think my starbucks has kicked in.........

kaychristensen Posted 17 Nov 2006 , 9:06am
post #37 of 70

I like the diposables for decorating. But thanks to someone on this site I learned about useing plugs. I used these at DD cake decorating B-Day party they helped alot. And I saw something here about useing zippy bags. I think that would be easier than saran wrap. Maybe not as cheap though. I have reused the disposables useing this method. Therefore saving money and less mess thumbs_up.gif

badgerang Posted 17 Nov 2006 , 10:41am
post #38 of 70

I used to use Wilton Featherweights but they always split on me so now I stick with Ateco. They're so sturdy and more comfortable. I rarely use disposables (I don't know why). I don't mind cleaning the bags, it's the tips that I hate cleaning! They always slip down the drain when I'm washing them by hand and my dishwasher doesn't get them clean in that little mesh bag...oh well, I guess there's no way around that!

playingwithsugar Posted 17 Nov 2006 , 10:49am
post #39 of 70

I use Ateco bags when at home. When I travel to do a demo or to decorate at a location, I use Kee-Seal disposables. Both are more expensive, but worth every cent.

My favorite Ateco bag is the Flex Bag, which is especially designed for use with the very large icing tip.

They sell them at www.pastrysampler.com.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

2sdae Posted 23 Nov 2006 , 12:12am
post #40 of 70

I use disposable, feather weight and partchment for color flow and sometimes even royal.

Kiddiekakes Posted 23 Nov 2006 , 12:42am
post #41 of 70

I use Kee-Seal disposables but I also use a 18 inch featherweight for the big icer tip.

mcalhoun Posted 23 Nov 2006 , 12:58am
post #42 of 70

I use featherweights mostly but I also use the disposables. I truely hate parchment bags. Not sure why but I just do.

ShirleyW Posted 23 Nov 2006 , 1:49am
post #43 of 70

Featherweights for buttercream, parchment for small piping or for royal icing.

jackie64 Posted 23 Nov 2006 , 2:07am
post #44 of 70

Disposable most of the time.

ShortcakesSweets Posted 25 Nov 2006 , 9:15pm
post #45 of 70

When I first started decorating on my own (about 12 years ago) I used only Featherweights. I never could get used to disposables, my hand just slips right off of them. Then I took Wilton Courses I and II last year and the instructor got me hooked on parchment triangles, now that's what I use for everything.

CajunDaisy Posted 25 Nov 2006 , 9:29pm
post #46 of 70

I use featherweights for the majority of my decorating and only use disposable bags for small amounts of color, etc.

misterc Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 3:04pm
post #47 of 70

I use feathweights and disposable but the disposable are my favorit- I HATE cleaning frosting off! Maybe one day I can hire an assistant to just wash bags, tips, and spatulas! LOL!

sherry4620 Posted 26 Nov 2006 , 3:12pm
post #48 of 70

I use disposable.

emi Posted 1 Dec 2006 , 9:03pm
post #49 of 70

I only use the disposable ones and the parchment triangles mostly for decorations using small amounts of icing in different colors. I used the vinyl ones a couple of times only, but couldn't get them clean enough.

dolfin Posted 1 Dec 2006 , 9:10pm
post #50 of 70

I use the saran wrap method w/disposables. Haven't had to buy bags for awhile. Yea!!

Firstlady Posted 1 Dec 2006 , 9:17pm
post #51 of 70

I use disposables ones. I'm going to try out the kee-seal, just printed out the form for the free samples.

Momof4luvscakes Posted 1 Dec 2006 , 9:22pm
post #52 of 70

I either use parchment or the plastic bags. I quit using featherweight bags a long time ago!

KHalstead Posted 1 Dec 2006 , 9:28pm
post #53 of 70

I use one featherweight.....the big one with my icing tip to ice cakes........all the rest of the time I use the disposable!! I'm lazy and hate having EVEN MORE stuff to clean when I get done destroying my kitchen.........I mean......making a cake!

bobwonderbuns Posted 1 Dec 2006 , 9:35pm
post #54 of 70

Lately I'm using the plastic disposable bags a lot. If I need small amounts of one color, I use parchment with no coupler. I have the 16 inch featherweight with the icer tip, which I only use half the time anyway (like icing by hand better.) icon_smile.gif

cupcake Posted 3 Dec 2006 , 9:09am
post #55 of 70

I use a 24" heavy weight for icing cupcakes and cakes, lightweights for when I use the same color, but need to change tips. The disposables for general decorating, and the parchments for small amouts of icing.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 3 Dec 2006 , 9:25am
post #56 of 70

Featherweights for buttercream, and disposables for royal - I wouldn't want to risk any greasy residue in the featherweight bags ruining my royal icing! For small amount (for FBCTs and the like), I use parchment without a tip - they can just be tossed when finished!

peacockplace Posted 5 Dec 2006 , 11:57pm
post #57 of 70

Parchement... and featherweight for the icer tip.

ang_ty95 Posted 6 Dec 2006 , 12:05am
post #58 of 70

I use disposable and re-use them 2-3 more time before they tear. I started off with vinyl but don't like the staining. icon_confused.gif

DesignsbyVanessa Posted 6 Dec 2006 , 12:14am
post #59 of 70

I use Wilton's disposible bags and re-use them about 2 or 3 times.... I once bought pastry bags from ebay... for savings.... but they just weren't stirdy enough they couldn't handle stiff constitency....

Jenn123 Posted 6 Dec 2006 , 12:26am
post #60 of 70

I buy a pony roll of parchment (12" x 700 feet) ~$40. It lasts forever. I don't cut into a triangle, I use a rectangle and it is really strong. Not to mention NO CLEANING!!! I hate disposable because they are slick. If I need a big bag I use a 16" Ateco canvas pastry bag. The featherweights blow out and make me really mad. (I guess I'm too strong for my own good! Sheera!)

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