Striped Icing.....

Decorating By autigger57 Updated 7 Jan 2010 , 5:55pm by juststarted

autigger57 Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 8:49pm
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OK I dont know if this is possible but I thought I might sed if anyone could help out. I am making cupcakes tonight for a football bowl party and I was wondering if there was possibly a way to to swirl to colors of frosting together without them completely mixing into one color? icon_confused.gif

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cashley Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 8:59pm
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Put 2 different colours in your bag when piping

autigger57 Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 9:01pm
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They wont mush together and get one ugly color???

jodibug0975 Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 9:15pm
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Search for "icing plugs" and you will find a thread telling you how to do this.

millermom Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 9:17pm
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No, but the trick is to make sure to get BOTH colors all the way down into the coupler or tip at the bottom of the bag.

Start with small amounts and alternate sides until you get up high enough.

Another idea, which ONLY WORKS WITH PARCHMENT BAGS (learned that the hard way icon_lol.gif ) is to paint stripes inside the bag (again, all the way into the coupler or tip) with your icing colors and then fill the bag with white or another base color. It will come out striped as well!

It's all just like the striped toothpastes, they stay striped until the end as well.

stampinron Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 10:04pm
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Scroll up to the top of this forum page. The icing plug is your best bet. Just put 2 different colored plugs into your bag. Easy to refill the bag this way without the colors mushing together like you said.

jammjenks Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 10:07pm
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The plug method that the PPs are referring to is what I used to do these:

mirda6275 Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 10:30pm
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I've seen special bags that have 2 separate sections for this type of design. I think they were at Country Kitchen Sweet Art...the plug method would be cheaper though. I've done the 'stripe' method using disposable bags and it worked out ok.

chefjess819 Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 10:57pm
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i have taken gel food coloring and "painted" it into the bag in stripes and then put the frosting in. when i pipied it out, it was striped.

juststarted Posted 31 Dec 2009 , 11:13pm
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jammjenks, your cupcakes looks perfect!

jammjenks Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 1:32am
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Originally Posted by juststarted

jammjenks, your cupcakes looks perfect!

Well thank you, dear. icon_smile.gif

LaBellaFlor Posted 1 Jan 2010 , 4:35am
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Wow Jammjenks, they really are just perfect swirls!

autigger57 Posted 4 Jan 2010 , 8:36pm
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I couldnt locate the icing plugs thread, as i have a hard time trying to find anything on here that i search for, so i just did regular cupcakes... icon_cry.gif

juststarted Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 5:55pm
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Here you go:
Also for your future refference it's a sticky on forum under 'How do I?'. There are lots of other sticky on the forums which are extermely helpful.

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