So I'm all ready to go, cake's crumb-coated and all buttercreams are all lined up ... and I realized I've never striped my icing bags before. Do I just stuff the left side of my bag with one color and the right side with another, and that's it? I'll be doing this within the next few minutes, so if I don't get a response fairly soon, I'll just post the results of my wonderfully-successful or poorly-failed endeavor .
Thanks for your help, and sorry for the rush! Didn't know I didn't know .
Yes that's the way - or you could put one color in a cling wrap tube and the other color in another cling wrap tube, place both in your bag and pipe, less mess.
I fill two disposable piping bags and place them side-by-side into a larger fabric bag... just make sure the tip of each makes it down into the tip of the large bag.
Pulled this info off Wilton site - HTH -
Bag Striping Effects
You can easily pipe two-tone decorations just by adding a different color inside the bag before you put in your tinted icing. This way, you can pipe flowers with natural light and dark tones or a rainbow-colored clown suit to brighten up the party.
Produces more intense multiple colors because it is done with straight icing color brushed into the bag. Apply one or more stripes of icing color with a decorating brush, then fill the bag with white or pastel-colored icing. As the icing is squeezed past the color, decorations will come out striped.
Produces two-tone and realistic pastel tones in flowers and figure piping. It is done with pastel-colored icing, striped inside the decorating bag with a spatula. After striping, fill the bag with white icing or another shade of the same color as the striping. Squeeze out decorations with soft contrasts.
I would like to see your pics because I have never used this technique and would like to see what type of cake it would be cool on.
Thanks and good luck!
Ha! You guys rock! I love CC! Okay, I'm off to pipe, and will be sure to post pics in the next few days ... thanks again!
Let us know which method you went with too! Good luck and happy caking!
Okay, so I ended up using the Bag striping method, with the two individually-wrapped colors like cupcakemkr and PinkZiab suggested, for the lighter parts(this is for an Ewok cake for my little boy's birthday), and the Brush striping that Anntee suggested for the darker areas. Both worked GREAT, and I can't wait to try the brush striping on some bolder areas of work. Pictures to follow soon, I promise, but thanks again for all your help!!
Okay, here's the final product ... the last of three Star Wards cakes I made for my little boy's birthday party today. Thanks for your help!!