Special Bag Striping Question

Decorating By oceanspitfire Updated 31 May 2008 , 1:53pm by ctackett

oceanspitfire Posted 28 May 2008 , 10:16pm
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All the tips/tricks I've read about striping a bag all have to do with using one main colour of BC or whatever icing, and then the secondary colour(s) are painted onto the bag using gel or something. Maybe I missed some other alternatives, I just didn't see them.
My dilemna is that I can't use gel for the secondary colour. My two flavours/colours are espresso and vanilla. So how can I fill a bag with equal amounts of each BC so that it comes out striped? Because it's not just about the colour contrast, it's about the equal flavours.
Any hints? I've never done the other kind of striping either, so I'm just a bit anxious that I won't be able to put each into the bag without them blending or messing up near the narrow end of the piping bag.
Thanks in advance- maybe there's a video demo out there someone can recommend?

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jenfraiz Posted 28 May 2008 , 10:28pm
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You might want to try filling two smaller piping bags (disposables work great) with each flavor/color, then put both of those bags into a larger piping bag. That way you can get half and half of each, and they won't mix inside the bag.

KrisD13 Posted 28 May 2008 , 10:37pm
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Hi there.

Here are a few threads that discuss options. One is a tutorial on icing "plugs", and one is general tips.

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-588591-.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-38404-0.html

HTH

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doublecz1103 Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:42pm
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i'm not sure if this would help you in any way but if u go on this website u can order these special dual bags...

http://www.kitchenkrafts.com/product.asp_Q_pn_E_CD0465


they allow u to use 2 different icings and they won't touch!

ctackett Posted 31 May 2008 , 1:53pm
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Striping is my favorite thing to do. Years ago I was taught to use different color icing like stripe one side yello and one side blue then fill the rest with white. You can also just take your coloring gel and stripe the sides of the bag. The think I love about this is you can be so creative with this technique. I have striped up to four colors before. In the fall it is fun because you can stripe the the different fall colors and make leaves.

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