Piping Bags, Plastic Or..fabric?

Decorating By __Jamie__ Updated 21 Nov 2008 , 6:40am by lilthorner

__Jamie__ Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 2:57pm
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I have only ever used the Wilton plastic or vinyl piping bags. I saw the girls behind the counter at Walmart using fabric bags last night. Are these easier to clean? Mine now seem to be hard and crinkly and I have to warm them up before using. Yuch. Anyone use the fabric kind? They look easier to use, and easier to twist off at the top so icing doesn't smoosh out while you're piping.

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emrldsky Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 5:37pm
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I would stick with vinyl, or disposable (my preference). I have a couple of the fabric bags by Ateco and the icing leaks through the fabric. You think everything is going well until you notice the palm of your hand is all greasy and pink. :/

__Jamie__ Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 6:29pm
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Thanks! I was wondering about leaking too!

kakeladi Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 7:10pm
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Yah, I have used a couple and didn't like how they cleaned icon_sad.gif

Susie53 Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 5:41pm
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I like the disposable bags, not as messy.

MaisieBake Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 7:02pm
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Disposable bags for mess, canvas for keeping hot hands away from cool product.

PinkZiab Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 7:11pm
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I use disposable for ease of cleanup, but because I can't stand the feel of them, I slide it into a fabric/canvas bag for better grip/handling.

BCJean Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 8:41pm
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After using canvas bags for years, I now have switched to disposables completely. The new disposables with the sure grip are great. They are more pliable than the old disposables. I like being able to see the color of icing in the bag instantly and of course the cleanup is great. If I am going to be using the bags for up to 3 days, consecutive I just leave the coupler in the bag with the icing and wrap them in plastic. The colored icings are as safe left in the bag as if they were sealed in plastic containers. Make sure you remove all of the metal tips first. I never try to wash mine and reuse them, they become stiff and brittle when you do that. If you buy them in rolls of 100 or more they are only 10-15¢ each, well worth the extra clean up time the canvas bags take and you aren't sending all of that grease down your kitchen drain.

__Jamie__ Posted 19 Nov 2008 , 10:37pm
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Thanks guys! I am going to buy a box of disposables then, that settles it. Yes, I hate how mine (the plastic/vinyl) get crunchy and stiff. Yuch!

indydebi Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 12:30am
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I'm also a "disposable bag all the way" lady. And ditto to pretty much everything BCJean says: when I'm working on stuff for 2-3 days, I just put the icing-filled bags inside a big ziplok and use them the next day (or the next .... or the next ... or.....). I use the Bakery Craft brand and I really like those. I bought a small box of Wilton brand once and found them to be too slick, too stiff and just not comfortable to work with. B.Craft also makes disposable 18" bags .... great for big wedding cakes! I luv being able to decorate a whole cake without having to stop and fill the bag every 5 or 6 minutes!

I got an Ateco bag as a sample at a show once. Didnt' like the greasy feeling that leaked thru the bag.

lilthorner Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 12:44am
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debi, im looking in a bc catalog right now.. i see 2 kinds of disposable bags that say bakery craft on the box. One says anti slip by polaa and one says non slip. which ones?

lilthorner Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 12:45am
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debi, im looking in a bc catalog right now.. i see 2 kinds of disposable bags that say bakery craft on the box. One says anti slip by polaa and one says non slip. which ones?

lilthorner Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 12:45am
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debi, im looking in a bc catalog right now.. i see 2 kinds of disposable bags that say bakery craft on the box. One says anti slip by polaa and one says non slip. which ones?

indydebi Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 12:59am
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can't tell ya right now .... i'm at home and the bags are at the shop. will check tomorrow and let you know.

lilthorner Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 3:13pm
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sorry for the 3 posts.. i kept getting an error.. I guess it wasnt really and error hee hee

indydebi Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 9:25pm
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Originally Posted by lilthorner

debi, im looking in a bc catalog right now.. i see 2 kinds of disposable bags that say bakery craft on the box. One says anti slip by polaa and one says non slip. which ones?




These are bad pics, but here's the link to the ones I use: http://www.bakerycrafts.com/Home/Items/tabid/69/SrchStr/bags/Default.aspx ... the 12" and the 18". I looked on the boxes and they don't say non-slip or anything special, but these are the product numbers on the box.

lilthorner Posted 21 Nov 2008 , 6:40am
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thank you!. I went to my supplier today, but I will mark these for my next trip!

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