Is This A Good Deal?

Decorating By rkei Updated 1 Nov 2010 , 12:35pm by cakeythings1961

rkei Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 3:50pm
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I would really like to invest in some reusable bags, so I was checking on ebay, and found this. Is it a bad price???

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CWR41 Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 4:06pm
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It isn't a buy-it-now price, so you don't know if it's a good deal until the bidding is over.

I don't think you'll need 30 bags if you're just starting out. Figure out what size bag you like the most and buy a few of those. I like 16" and 18", and it looks like there are only 6 of the 16" in this listing.

Perhaps this will give you an idea what they are worth, but you can buy them for less at your local craft stores...

Kiddiekakes Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 4:42pm
post #3 of 13 right...You won't need 6-16 inch bags..They are quite big and cumbersome if you are just starting out...I have several 8,10 and a few 12's and 3 giant ones for icing cakes which are 18 and larger.

leah_s Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 5:07pm
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I don't even have 30 bags in my drawer, and I'm pretty serious about this cake thing.

liha21 Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 5:30pm
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I HATE reusables, cuz I hate washing buttercream out of anything! I prefer using disposable whenever possible, but if just starting out, i would only start with a few bags first until you know what you like.

Ruth0209 Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 5:32pm
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It's only a good deal if you think you'd use all of those sizes. Overall, it's a great deal considering that one 12" Wilton bag is normally about $6.

CWR41 Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 8:07pm
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I use a lot more than six 16" pastry bags... I wouldn't buy anything smaller than that size because then it's just easier to make your own small bags from parchment triangles.

Kitagrl Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 8:14pm
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I buy the Wilton 100 pk plastic disposables for half off with coupon at Michaels...and then I have several reusables that I use for piping cupcakes or icing dams because I need more icing for that.

Rachel5370 Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 8:26pm
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Pastry bags are sooo expensive at craft stores. Get them at a restaurant supply place. They are also better quality. I can get an 18" bag for $2.50 at my restaurant supply place vs $12 at MIchaels or Hobby Lobby. I also don't think you need 30. A variety of sizes is good. What you need depends on whether or not you do alot of piped decorations.

CWR41 Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 11:03pm
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Originally Posted by Rachel5370

Pastry bags are sooo expensive at craft stores....

....What you need depends on whether or not you do alot of piped decorations.

I suggested a local craft store because she's 12 years old (according to another thread) and probably more likely to be there with a parent than to a supply store, so I doubt that she does a lot of piping too.

rkei Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 12:50am
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@Rachel5370: I do do a lot of piping.... and yeah, they are expensive! We live in a very rural place, and we only go to "The big city" twice a month or so. Like a Arizona Resturant Supply? There is one of those very close to my aunt's house. I will try there soon!

@CWR41: I do do alot of piping.... ^^ Normally I am not with one of my parents...... my aunt or a cousin. icon_smile.gif My aunt is a crafty person, so she goes to Michaels a lot, and I go along. Buuuuuuuuut...... stuff is sooo expensive!

Rachel5370 Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 10:02am
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OP- Are you really 12? You sounded very grown up in your post. That is awesome that you have taken such an interest in a hobby- I am sure you have a great future ahead of you.

cakeythings1961 Posted 1 Nov 2010 , 12:35pm
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rkei, before heading out to the craft store, be sure to check online for printable coupons like these:

Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

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