How Do You Seal The Plastic Bags When You

Baking By pattycakes55d Updated 30 Nov 2009 , 7:43pm by pattycakes55d

pattycakes55d Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 12:00am
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are putting one of those cute tags over the top and stapling it? Or do you? Thanks

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pattycakes55d Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 2:09am
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for those of you who are new to this like me and wondering the same thing..... you can use some sort of sealer for the bag and then double stick tape for the tags. Staples are not recommended.

I just can't afford a sealer so I used my flat curling iron. I put it on low and in one second, the bag was sealed and didn't look all crumpled up. DA DA !!!!!

luv2bake6 Posted 26 Nov 2009 , 3:09am
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I use a heat sealer.

Elise87 Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 10:06am
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pattycakes55d: Did u put it directly on the plastic or have a thin material as a protector or something?

Also do you mean flat curling iron as in a like a hair staighter or something else?

rosiecast Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 2:33pm
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I'm sorry, I'm new at cookies (lol) and I'm confused. What tags are you talking about? Do you have pics of what you mean. Thanks,

mrsc808 Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 10:03pm
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I use a heat sealer. I have a 4" but I really should have bought an 8".

tripleD Posted 28 Nov 2009 , 10:16pm
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I use a heat sealer. got it on ebay for about $8.00.A commercial on at that 12" long. I used it for everything that needs sealing in plastic.
If I need a tag on top I just seal the bag then staple it on.

Elise87 Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 12:01am
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OMG I went on ebay to look too and i never realised how cheap heat sealers can be!!!! Is there a specific type of plastic they work on? What about those celophane type of cookie bags?

pattycakes55d Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 7:33am
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Yes I did mean my hair straightener. I just put the tip of the bag to the edge of the straightener and very quickly closed the straightener for like one second and da da. I have never heard of heat sealers. Will have to check those out.

What I want to do is make a gift tag with the computer with either my name or Merry Xmas or whatever and fold it over the plastic bag top and probably tape it or something to the bag. It just personalizes.

Elise87 Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 7:44am
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yeh i want to make some christmas tags too for some of my cookies and like you though before was going to staple them.

I'm looking at getting a handheld heat sealer from ebay since i prob won't need it that often and they are pretty good prices

cookiemookie Posted 29 Nov 2009 , 9:05pm
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I use my Foodsaver. I have a professional model from years ago. It also has a cutter and it works fantastic!

crusted1988 Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 9:11am
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what i do is wrapping it first with a transparent plastic the i get the blower and blow it with the warm air from the blower. it compresses and it'll look nice after wards. Where did i get that idea? On my husband when he used to work in the bakeshop.

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pattycakes55d Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 7:43pm
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that sounds like a great idea. I've heard of people using saran wrap and then pulling it in on the back with tape or a logo label. Is the hair dryer too hot for the cookie and warm enough to seal?

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