Squeeze Bottles Vs. Decorating Bags

Baking By bethie713 Updated 2 Oct 2010 , 5:20pm by Apti

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bethie713 Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 12:09am
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Which do you like to use to flood your cookies with .....Squeeze Bottles or Decorating bags, or both? I'm debating if I should try the squeeze bottles. Anyone out there like them better and if so why?

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tesso Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 12:23am
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I havent used them on cookies, but I love the squeeze bottles for my flo icing, when doing other decorations. For me they are easier to control then the bag.. plus the bag keeps on flo-ing when you set it down, or place in a cup to hold. icon_lol.gif I always end up with three inches of flo-icing in my cup with a bag.

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pbeckwith Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 12:24am
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I do the squeeze bottles and use the tip of it to push the glace around if needed. I have a couple bottles that I've cut the tip a little wider for flooding but use the skinny bottles for the outlines. And when I'm switching from one bottle to the other constantly, I don't stand them up. I just lay them on their sides.

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bethie713 Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 12:39am
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Isn't hard to get the icing into the squeeze bottles? Do you use a funnal for this?

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awatterson Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 12:58am
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I put it on with a spoon.

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bakencake Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:05am
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have you guys tried this? there are several and they come with different tips
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/kitchen-and-food/measure-mix-bake/decorating-leaf-tip-squeeze-bottle/s430687

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Spectra Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:11am
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I love the bottles. For some reason my hand still shakes when holding a bag and I will not get a smooth line. To fill I pour my icing into a zip-loc bag and snip off the end to fill the bottle. Hope that helps. icon_smile.gif

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kansaslaura Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:25am
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Squeeze bottles! Much less mess, and as mentioned, no messy run-out or leaks. I've got a couple of bottles with built in couplers so I can change tips. I really like those.

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ptanyer Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:43am
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

Squeeze bottles! Much less mess, and as mentioned, no messy run-out or leaks. I've got a couple of bottles with built in couplers so I can change tips. I really like those.




Where did you get them? That sounds like something I could really use, but have never seen them.

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thin4life Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 2:15am
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Squeeze bottle work GREAT. And if you use the ones that CK Products sells you can use different size tips on them. I love these bottles and only use these to do my cookies. They come in 2 sizes, small and large. I just pour the icing in the bottles or if the icing is a little thick I put the icing in a plastic decorater bag and cut a hole in the bottom and squeeze the frosting in the bottles then just rise out the bag and reuse it.

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verono Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:19pm
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I use a small spatula and a bowl.. much better on my hand!

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cookiemookie Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:21pm
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Love the bottles!

I use the CK bottles. They come 2 to a package.

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sweetjane Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:28pm
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I use the CK bottles too - there are some 3-oz bottles (you have to get from CK South) that are absolutely the bomb! You don't waste so much as the bottle empties.

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kansaslaura Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:29pm
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Squeeze bottles! Much less mess, and as mentioned, no messy run-out or leaks. I've got a couple of bottles with built in couplers so I can change tips. I really like those.



Where did you get them? That sounds like something I could really use, but have never seen them.




I buy them in a shop I get most of my decorating supplies. Not sure if the hobby stores carry them or not and I don't think there is a brand name on them. I'll ask next time I'm at the store.

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kansaslaura Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 1:31pm
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Ok, I went searching and found them. Here's a link. http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/decorating-squeeze-bottle-8-ounce

I love 'em!

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pbeckwith Posted 6 Aug 2010 , 2:11pm
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To fill my bottles, I use a bowl with a spout on it to mix up my glace. I tip the bowl, getting all the icing headed in the right direction, hold the bowl up high and the icing goes right into the bottle and when it's almost full, I get the spatula ready to stop the flow. I think this might take some practice, but I've mastered it and it's the only way for me!

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ptanyer Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 5:55pm
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

Ok, I went searching and found them. Here's a link. http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/decorating-squeeze-bottle-8-ounce

I love 'em!




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bethie713 Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 10:52pm
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Thanks, everyone! I will give the squeeze bottles a try!

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RoseCitySugarcraft Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 12:09am
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I've just ordered 6 of each of the two sizes of bottles from coppergifts.com. For september only, it's $6 shipping on all orders that can be boxed together in one pkg.
I am SO excited to start using these bottles. I've never had great luck with smooth lines using pastry bags on cookies. And the fact that you can use any standard-size tips you like with them, lends a great deal of versatility imho.

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writersblock15 Posted 29 Sep 2010 , 12:45am
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I love the squeeze bottles. They are quicker, easier, and less of a mess for decorating.

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CookiesinLA Posted 1 Oct 2010 , 2:51am
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I appy the RI backing color with a spatula and use the bags for the detail work. Much fewer things to fill and clean, it's faster and less icing on each cookie. They are so sweet already - less icing is okay.

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MariaK38 Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 3:59pm
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I like the convenience of the squeeze bottle for flooding with royal, but I've found that I get more air bubbles on my iced cookies that way. I'm probably shaking the bottle or something! So I use a bag now with a #3 tip.

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Montrealconfections Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 4:27pm
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I prefer a bottle for flood icing I can work with one hand and when I set the bottle down there isn't icing flowing out like with a piping bag.

I also like how it stands right up when I pour the icing in unlike the bag that you need to prop up to get the runny icing into it.

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Apti Posted 2 Oct 2010 , 5:20pm
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I want to thank OP and the folks who answered for this information. I just took a Wilton candy class and these bottles with tips will be fabulous! I've ordered a bunch for RI and candy work. Thanks again everyone!

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