Can I Just Put Icing In Ziplock Bags?

Decorating By Wildgirl Updated 24 Aug 2011 , 1:38am by cabecakes

Wildgirl Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 4:33pm
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I was hoping to make the icing ahead of time since I won't be where I have my mixer - and put it in zip lock bags to put into the icing bags to frost the cake when we're there. (This is for a cross-country trip/flight) Will the icing be ok? I won't have to re-mix it first, will I? If I do, would a hand mixer work or is it too wimpy?

I thought I'd better make sure my hairbrained idea will work before I really mess this all up!

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bonniekaye Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 4:40pm
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I make up large batches of icing, put them in a large ziplock baggie and store it in the freezer. When I need icing for a project, I take it out, let it thaw and put it back in my mixer bowl. I mix it back to a creamy texture. I have also used the icing straight from the baggie. I open the baggie and use my spatula to mix it up.

I have also traveled with icing in baggies. I started out with it frozen, and it was ready to use hours later. If you are using an icing that must stay refrigerated, then being out for a long time may not work.

Wildgirl Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 8:10pm
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I can take it frozen, and I plan on using freeze-packs and insulated carriers to take it (checked) on the plane, so I think it should be good that way. As long as I don't HAVE to have a mixer once I get there - I just needed to know it can work.

bonniekaye Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 1:11am
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You may not be able to check it in as carry on luggage. I know some folks who had to leave fondant behind, could not carry it on board. You can probably put it in check in luggage.

cabecakes Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 1:38am
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To store it would probably be ok, but just speaking from my own personal experience, I wouldn't try using the bags as an icing bag. They will burst on you. Ask me how I know this icon_sad.gif

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