Just Wondering...nylon For Getting Clumps Out Of Royal Icing Idea

Baking By sweetcravings Updated 30 Jul 2014 , 6:02pm by Cookie Keyfi

sweetcravings Posted 27 Jul 2014 , 1:35pm
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Hi all,

I was just wondering..I've heard of squeezing the royal icing through a stocking to get out the little lumps and crumbs that collect in royal icing but has anyone tried making a sort of 'filter' in the bag?  Lets see if i can explain what i was thinking>>So you would put the coupler in bag, cut a small piece of nylon and put it over top of the opening of the coupler, then put tip on and close coupler? Understand??? Just wondering if this could be done or would you have to apply to much pressure to get the icing to flow quickly for piping.? I just thought this might be easier than squeezing it through the nylon before hand..Any thoughts? Anyone try this?

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-K8memphis Posted 27 Jul 2014 , 1:55pm
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as you've mentioned i think it would require you to have to apply too much pressure -- but if it was a metal screen that didn't have any give... but it would still have to be very fine mesh -- but while that might diminish the amount of pressure needed it's still the least pressure to pipe without any of it -- this is intriguing though --

 

it's a worthy thought process because i hate straining it in the nylon -- 

 

i'd put this in the file with my gyroscope type delivery stand that keeps the cake straight & tall at all times with the self correcting nature of the gyroscope :-D wishful thinking--

 

but i really like the automated piping machines and icing machinery 

kkmcmahan Posted 27 Jul 2014 , 2:06pm
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It seems like if you do have little bits in the ri you could end up clogging up the filter (which would need to be very small).  I think it would be easier to just filter it before putting in the bag, wouldn't need the added pressure.  Let us know how the filter in the nozzle works if you try it.  Very interesting idea!

sweetcravings Posted 27 Jul 2014 , 2:49pm
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K8 you crack me up! I love your gyroscope idea too.;)  That would be heaven! 

 

 

KK..I think you may be right on that little filter clogging really quickly.  

 

I will have to give this a try next time I'm doing my cookies and will let you all know my findings.  I'm always trying to simplify and speed up all areas of cookie decorating. If this works I will be thrilled. ;)  I guess i was just hoping someone else tried it before me.hahaha

KellyKSD Posted 27 Jul 2014 , 6:00pm
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I thought I read in a previous post that somebody put the icing in the nylon then put the nylon in the piping bag......hence one step, rather than straining then putting in the piping bag. In essence, this would serve as the "filter" sweetcravings was thinking of. Right? Or am I delirious? Finishing the second of two cakes due today (first one already delivered) on about 3 hours of sleep in the last 36.....so it's a distinct possibility I'm sleep-typing! :-D

MBalaska Posted 27 Jul 2014 , 6:56pm
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here's a few helpful links to some decorators who successfully strain their RI for their tiny tips.

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/677050/need-help-with-fine-icing-printing-writing

 

a photo tutorial:

http://thebearfootbaker.com/2012/02/tip-for-no-clog-0-and-00-pme-tips/

 

note "clogged tips":

https://www.sweetambs.com/tutorial/royal-icing-consistencies/

enga Posted 27 Jul 2014 , 8:15pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 

here's a few helpful links to some decorators who successfully strain their RI for their tiny tips.

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/677050/need-help-with-fine-icing-printing-writing

 

a photo tutorial:

http://thebearfootbaker.com/2012/02/tip-for-no-clog-0-and-00-pme-tips/

 

note "clogged tips":

https://www.sweetambs.com/tutorial/royal-icing-consistencies/

Great links!

JWinslow Posted 28 Jul 2014 , 5:57am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetcravings 
 

Hi all,

I was just wondering..I've heard of squeezing the royal icing through a stocking to get out the little lumps and crumbs that collect in royal icing but has anyone tried making a sort of 'filter' in the bag?  Lets see if i can explain what i was thinking>>So you would put the coupler in bag, cut a small piece of nylon and put it over top of the opening of the coupler, then put tip on and close coupler? Understand??? Just wondering if this could be done or would you have to apply to much pressure to get the icing to flow quickly for piping.? I just thought this might be easier than squeezing it through the nylon before hand..Any thoughts? Anyone try this?


I use the nylon method as explained in link number 2 that MBalaska provided when I'm going to do RI stringwork as I use tip sizes 1-0-00. Works great.

sweetcravings Posted 28 Jul 2014 , 2:01pm
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excellent! Glad to hear it actually will work. ;)

kakeladi Posted 28 Jul 2014 , 6:01pm
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I haven't read all the replies you have gotten so far but.........the tiny piece of nylon is going to get clogged quickly :( Sooooooo..........

Rather than what you have thought to do - use a clean, unworn nylon knee hi stocking:)

Put it on your hand like a glove, fill your hand w/the icing then peel off the stocking so you enclose the icing; now push it through the stocking.

I have done this for years with both royal and B'cream.  Works great :)

Cookie Keyfi Posted 28 Jul 2014 , 9:24pm
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Ahere is a method from Lilaloa similair to your's:

http://www.lilaloa.com/2014/06/quick-tip-how-to-make-left-over-icing.html?m=1

JWinslow Posted 28 Jul 2014 , 10:00pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by kakeladi 
 

I haven't read all the replies you have gotten so far but.........the tiny piece of nylon is going to get clogged quickly :( Sooooooo..........

Rather than what you have thought to do - use a clean, unworn nylon knee hi stocking:)

Put it on your hand like a glove, fill your hand w/the icing then peel off the stocking so you enclose the icing; now push it through the stocking.

I have done this for years with both royal and B'cream.  Works great :)

;-D  I should have said I use a clean unworn knee hi.  Thanks for clarifying that :)

-K8memphis Posted 28 Jul 2014 , 10:55pm
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i just whip off a sock and run her through -- hahahaha

sweetcravings Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 1:06am
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Thanks so much for the link to LilaLoa..That's exactly what i was thinking of trying. Good to know it works and saves the step of straining it from the get go.

sweetcravings Posted 29 Jul 2014 , 1:06am
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

i just whip off a sock and run her through -- hahahaha

lol

Cookie Keyfi Posted 30 Jul 2014 , 6:02pm
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AI'm very glad that i was able to help you :).

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