Help With Hot Hands

Decorating By Cargal Updated 9 Jul 2011 , 3:17pm by MamaDear

Cargal Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 5:24pm
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Ma-in-law and I are hobby cakers. She has very hot hands. When we work together and she hands me a bag or fondant, I am always amazed at how warm they are. Therefore, she has a very hard time piping buttercream. She's tried gloves and that doesn't seem to help too much. And we've talked about putting the bags in the fridge to cool down, which seems very inefficient....we're slow enough as it is!! icon_smile.gif Anyone else have this problem? Thanks!

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TexasSugar Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 5:28pm
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You can always make two bags of the same color, put one in the fridge, use one then trade out. Or have a ice pack on the counter to set them on.

Texas_Rose Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 5:36pm
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Try the cloth bags, they help a little bit. You can put a disposable plastic bag inside the cloth bag to make cleanup easier.

DianeLM Posted 8 Jul 2011 , 7:51pm
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Use the icing plug method (icing wrapped in plastic wrap). When one 'plug' gets warm, take it out of the decorating bag and stick it in the frig. Place a new plug in the bag and continue piping.

Cargal Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 2:49pm
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Thanks for the tips. I'm also thinking some gel gloves may help. I've found some online with gel pads. We'll experiment!

airedalian Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:07pm
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I wondered if some chilled washcloths would work, but I'm not sure if that would make it difficult to hold the piping bag. Easy enough to change out when they get warm, though, and cheap.

FromScratchSF Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:12pm
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Take a pie tin, put 1/4" water in it, freeze it, take it out and put another pie tin on top of it. Make 2 piping bags, put one bag on it, pipe with another. When your bag gets too warm swap out for the bag resting in your portable freezer. This doesn't work if its Hades in your kitchen though. Your the water will melt too fast.

MamaDear Posted 9 Jul 2011 , 3:17pm
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I have hot hands too... It doesnt work for piping long periods of time but I always wrap a couple of paper towels around my bag before I twist then ends closed and then when I twist and clip it keeps them in place. Seems to help some with the hot hands problem and after I am through I recycle those paper towels into clean up.

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