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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http://cgi.ebay.com/30-wilton-cake-decorating-bags-featherweight-assorted-/180581251862?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0b7b3b16#ht_2064wt_1139


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...
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30B143-475A-BAC0-57F581F574F874A4&killnav=1

Kiddiekakes Posted 31 Oct 2010 , 4:42pm
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CWR41...is 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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Quote:
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:
http://printable-coupons.blogspot.com/2008/02/michaels-coupons-arts-craft-store.html

Good luck! thumbs_up.gif

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