I use parchment. I don't like the feel of the disposable ones and hate to wash the featherweights.
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!!
Ok so I looked up the Keeseal site do you use the ultra or the regular and what is the difference?
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.
I'm really glad to see the Kee Seal bags on line!!
I've been paying $4.99 + tax here, for 10 of them! (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!
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! 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!!!!!!!!!
I think my starbucks has kicked in.........
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
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!
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.
I use disposable, feather weight and partchment for color flow and sometimes even royal.
I use Kee-Seal disposables but I also use a 18 inch featherweight for the big icer tip.
I use featherweights mostly but I also use the disposables. I truely hate parchment bags. Not sure why but I just do.
Featherweights for buttercream, parchment for small piping or for royal icing.
Disposable most of the time.
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.
I use featherweights for the majority of my decorating and only use disposable bags for small amounts of color, etc.
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!
I use disposable.
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.
I use the saran wrap method w/disposables. Haven't had to buy bags for awhile. Yea!!
I use disposables ones. I'm going to try out the kee-seal, just printed out the form for the free samples.
I either use parchment or the plastic bags. I quit using featherweight bags a long time ago!
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!
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.)
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.
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!
Parchement... and featherweight for the icer tip.
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.
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....
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!)