I have an ongoing problem with clogging very small tips with my RI even when i sift my icing sugar when i try and pipe small outlines on my cookies.
I have been told straining it though the stocking tip to get rid of any lumps and it works most of the time except when i add cocoa to the mix and then it becomes harder to go through for some reason and also i end up with a huge mess when i do it!
Anyway i was wondering if anyone else has any tips on how they 'strain' their RI to get lumps out. Could u just use a seive, except i don't think the holes in it are small enough to do anything....or is the stocking tip still the way to go
Thanks for any advice
Straining through a knee-high hose is the best you will be able to do. When I do this I put the icing filled hose into the piping bag, hold it tightly, and then pull the hose out. Cutting the hose in half will keep you from stretching your arm out of socket.
Also be sure that your tip is perfectly clean, round, and has no burrs or cracks.
thanks for the help
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