Newlywedws "frosting Plug/Plastic Wrap" Method

Decorating By flayvurdfun Updated 7 Oct 2013 , 4:13am by anabel guzman

Williamus Posted 20 Aug 2009 , 9:28pm
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Thank you thank you thank you. Great idea.

cmeventcoordinator Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 6:15am
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I am a self taught decorator that has been decorating since I was 8 years old, and I never would have thought of this.

Mommy2ThreeBoys Posted 23 Aug 2009 , 6:36am
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Thanks for this tip, my five year old loves to "help" ice cakes and cupcakes, but he always ends up squeezing it so the icing starts coming out at the top of the bag and then he gets upset because it's not coming out of the tip. Tomorrow he is helping to decorate his dad's b-day cake and I'm going to give this a try for him and see if it helps. Not to mention how much easier it'd be for mom!

wildwolves Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 6:25am
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Fantastic... i would never have though of doing that in million years! I hate washing bags and i only have a few so makes it hard to decorate with a lot of different colours... Thankyou! icon_smile.gif

CakeMakar Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 6:42am
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We call them "bullets" & make lots of them for the cake decorating table at our cake show each year. It really is wonderful for the kids.

Sweet_Treats_1 Posted 4 Sep 2009 , 4:42am
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Thanks so much for posting and posting with the pictures. That is really helpfull!

JennasNonna Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 8:47pm
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Love this idea. Thanks so much!

JennasNonna Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 8:48pm
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Love this idea. Thanks so much!

FleurDeCake Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 8:58pm
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what a neat idea .. thanks

MrsL Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 5:07pm
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Wow that is such a great idea

DakotaDesigns Posted 7 Oct 2009 , 6:00pm
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Love Love Love it!!!

Cyndycakes Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 6:57pm
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I saw this on a tutorial some time ago, and started using this method. I can't tell you how much I love it...taught my partner how to do it too, and it's all that we use now. It also allows me to put away extra icing for up to 2 weeks, and use it on new cake orders.

sugalips Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 8:42pm
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I use this method all the time. Quick, handy, cleanup friendly. I have several "bullets" in my frig! icon_lol.gif

Tammies_Cakes Posted 29 Dec 2009 , 6:59pm
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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.

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.




Would this method work for 2 colors of icing in the same bag?(2 colors wrapped seperately placed in the bag)?

SliceCakeStudio Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 7:04pm
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How handy is this?!? I teach kids how to decorate and they ALWAYS squirt out of the top of the bag. I'm going to try this next time!

DianeLM Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by flayvurdfun

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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.

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.




Would this method work for 2 colors of icing in the same bag?(2 colors wrapped seperately placed in the bag)?




Yes, it works, but you have to be very careful not to fill the plugs too much and be sure the openings are both inside the coupler. You also have to watch how you hold and squeeze the bag to guard against squeezing one side more than the other.

JGMB Posted 30 Dec 2009 , 8:38pm
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[quote="Tammies_CakesWould this method work for 2 colors of icing in the same bag?(2 colors wrapped seperately placed in the bag)?[/quote]

Yes, it works great! I did it on these cupcakes, trying to see if I could make them look like soft-swirl ice cream. icon_wink.gifLL

Tammies_Cakes Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 4:14pm
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Would this method work for 2 colors of icing in the same bag?(2 colors wrapped seperately placed in the bag)?[/quote]

Yes, it works, but you have to be very careful not to fill the plugs too much and be sure the openings are both inside the coupler. You also have to watch how you hold and squeeze the bag to guard against squeezing one side more than the other.[/quote]

Thanks icon_biggrin.gif

caseyhayes Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:39pm
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I haven't read all the way through this topic but if it hasen't already been mentioned this is an excellent way to store those left overs. Pop them in a ziplock bag and not only can you readily see the color when you need it but it saves on space.

GrammaSue319 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 3:40pm
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What a fastastic tip! I will definitely be using this one. thanks!!!

Tracy7953 Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 3:40am
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I a going to try this too. Thanks for the tips girls! As for the part on page 7 about measuring shortening, I dip my cup in hot water then fill with shortening - it drops right out.

MommaDukes Posted 22 May 2010 , 6:04pm
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I just used this method yesterday for the first time and it's great! So much easier to clean up.

metria Posted 22 May 2010 , 7:07pm
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another reason i like this method is because it reduces air pockets in your icing. i think due to my lack of experience, every time i filled a bag with icing, i'd get air pockets trapped inside from each glob i put in with my rubber spatula. then when piping i'd have blowouts. this doesn't happen with i just dump the icing in the plastic wrap, roll it tight like a burrito, and drop it in!

AmyJones Posted 22 May 2010 , 8:47pm
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Aimomo26 Posted 30 May 2010 , 6:56pm
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I tried this yesterday and it was such a time saver thanks for sharing!

dmo4ab Posted 1 Jun 2010 , 3:11pm
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Love it!!!

raquel1 Posted 2 Jun 2010 , 2:39am
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It is a great time saver! I get my bc colored and wraped into "bullets", even for using in my large icing bag and tip so the refills are no longer a mess. It really simplified my life! icon_biggrin.gif

occheermommy Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 10:53pm
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I love this because I hate having to refill bags because I end up with frosting all over. I am an amateur. I will be trying this, this evening.

raquel1 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 1:12am
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Originally Posted by occheermommy

I love this because I hate having to refill bags because I end up with frosting all over. I am an amateur. I will be trying this, this evening.




You will love this, it will save you tons of time and it's sooo neat!!

lvelezr Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 3:02pm
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It is also called a "bullet"; retaurant vocabulary icon_smile.gif

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