On Ace of Cakes I saw them using what looked like a tiny parchment bag to pipe details. Has anyone done this? How did you make the little bag? Just cut a small triangle? Is it easier to work with for detailing?
Yes you take a triangle of parchment and form it into a cone and it works great for small details that don't need the precision of a tip (although you can put a piping tip in one, if you wish), they're especially handy when piping chocolate. You can make them out of wax paper, acetate, or cellophane as well.
Out of a single full-size sheet of parchment you can make 4 large (if you happen to be out of piping bags), 8 medium, or 16 small (perfect for fine detail or small piping jobs) triangles to make paper cornets for piping. If you don't want to cut your own triangles, packs of pre-cut parchment triangles are available at most cake decorating stores and websites, but I've never bought them because I always have tons of parchment sheets on hand.
I was also wondering how they do this. It looks like it's easier to use than a big bag full of icing. My questions is how do you make the tip small?? I know how to make a parchment triangle, but how do you make it with an extra tiny tip to pipe fine details?? Thanks!!
you just snip a little off... the less you snip off the smaller the hole. I tend to put tips in them so I can have exact sizes. They are wonderful for scroll work and writing.
Great! thanks for the "tip"
I found a link to show how to fold parchment into a bag:
also quite a few videos on you tube. I have to have someone SHOW me how to do things as I'm a better visual learner.
I love the parchment triangles in a pack....I just cut the triangles in half, then in half again to make tiny bags. I always use scotch tape to keep the thing from unfolding as I haven't developed the knack of doing it like the pros
Thank you for the links I see now how she made the point so tiny...perfect example! I learn so much better by seeing it too!
Very helpful! thanks for the video!