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post #346 of 355
Thank you, and the photos spoke a thousand words.
I wish there was a 'Like' area in the forums as there is on Facebook. I loved some of the comments made, I so much relate to them...Thank you for taking the time to share.
post #347 of 355

This is a wonderful tip.

post #348 of 355
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Originally Posted by newlywedws View Post

My cake decorating instructor showed a great method for filling the decorator bag with icing. It's called a "plastic wrap" method. It's pretty neat. Pictures are attached to clarify.

Step 1. Take a piece of plastic wrap about 8"-10" long. With a spatula, take a bit of frosting and place it in the center 1" away from the edge. (Pic 1)
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Step 2. Take one side of the plastic wrap and fold it over to the next side matching up the edge - your frosting will now be enclosed on the side of the plastic wrap (Pic 2)
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Step 3. Roll the plastic from where the frosting is to the edges (Pics 3 & 4)
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Step 4: Twist the free end of the wrap (pic 5)
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* (Optional step 5: I tie mine off in a knot -pic 6)
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Step 5 (or 6 if you follow the optional "tie off"): You can now insert the plastic "tube" of icing into the decorating bag. (pic 7)
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Just wanted to share. I think it's a pretty cool way to get the frosting in the bag and it isn't that messy either. Plus it makes switching frosting in and out so simple - if you're careful enough you won't have any transfer colour either.

WISH I WAS SMART ENOUGH TO INVENT THINGS LIKE THIS.

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post #349 of 355

this is really nice

post #350 of 355

This is a great tip, I am going to try it out this weekend!!  Thanks!!!

post #351 of 355

Great idea I was just thinking how I was going to get Royal icing to the venue for attaching flowers to cake. This would keep it usable for a while?

post #352 of 355

Wish I had thought of this before. Wow the mess it would have saved! Can't wait to try it out :)

post #353 of 355

Love this tip!!! I hate piping because of the mess but this will make it so much better!!

post #354 of 355

I will definitely have to try this!!  Thank you for sharing this tidbit. :)

post #355 of 355
I use press and seal. It gives me a sealed edge and I can easily slide bag out to change colors. I use sticky side to frosting smooth side towards bag.
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