Thank you, thank you, thank you!! That is a great tip!
Wow!!!!! Just when I think I almost know alittle more, I learn ALOT more...lol, thanks for sharing, I love the pictures. Im going to have to try this especailly for striping.
I love this site!!! and people here...Ive learned ALOT.
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Great tip...Will start using it immediately as I have several cakes due for the fourth of July.
Thank you! This is a great tip. I work with glass, specifically pate de verre or paste of glass and using the pastry bags can get very, very messy. I am looking forward to trying this idea with my techniques!
I've never seen the plastic wrap technique before. When I learned, my instructor said to take an empty Pringles can and fold the ends of the pastry bag over that. The can held the bag so we could fill it without incident. No mess, no fuss!
OMG...I think that is the most awsome thing I have ever heard......you better believe I will be trying that tonight...................thank you so much for the tip..... After all, the thing I dread the most is when you run out of frosting and you have to reopen the piping beg and refill......that is always a mess................
I tried this tip last night. Maybe I'm missing the boat. When I put the "plug" or "bullit" in the bag, there wasn't enough or I could not grab the plastic to pull through the coupler. So the coupler was filled with my icing and about 1 inch up from the coupler. So if I wanted to switch colors using the same bag, I couldn't with the red icing at the bottom of the bag and coupler.
How do you grab the plastic when the coupler's on??
Great idea...but still need a little help.
Wow, Wow, Wow! I never thought of doing anything like this but i'm definately trying it now!
I am in LOVE with this tip! It worked so well, No mess at all and took at least ten minutes off cleanup time! I will never be able to thank you enough for posting this technique! Thank you thank you THANK YOU!!
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)
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)
Step 3. Roll the plastic from where the frosting is to the edges (Pics 3 & 4)
Step 4: Twist the free end of the wrap (pic 5)
* (Optional step 5: I tie mine off in a knot -pic 6)
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)
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.
How far at the bottom do you go with the icing looks like its too long for the bag at the bottom Thanks
Thank you. It takes me longer to wash the bags and tips then I do to decorate. I will keep this tip handy for next time. Please continue to share any helpful time saving tip.
what a nifty trick! Thank you so much for sharing!
Great idea thanks for letting us in on it.
Thanks for the tip!
What a great idea! I'll be making sugar cookies with RI tonight and that will surely save me some time.
Wow!!! Awesome!!!!! Thats a great tip, thanks so much. I also have alot of problems with the clean up & it's a pain. I will definitely try this new tip & share with my cake decorating class. =)
GREAT idea!! I can't wait to try it on my Halloween cake. This site is beyond great!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Wow!!! What a great tip. I cant wait to try it.
Another tip our instructor gave us was to store our bags of powdered sugar in the freezer. It helps cut way down on the "dusting" effect when pouring in mixer. I have tried it and it works really well for me, my freezer is full of PS.
Thanks Heather!!! Wow Ladies keep bringing these awesome tips & tricks. Us newbies would really appreciate it.
I love the idea. It can get so messy and the cleaning up afterwards is the bit I hate, if only I knew this idea earlier! Thanks so much for sharing.
Fantastic tip! I'll definately be trying this one, thanks for sharing
Oooh, what a great idea. Thanks for sharing this tip!
This is an AWESOME tip! My bags get soo messy and I am sooo excited to try this! Thanks!!!!!!
My instructor told me about this as well. I never tried it because I wasn't really sure what to do. Thanks to your pics, I tried it this evening and I am so amazed. I will never just use a regular bag again. It was so so easy to use multiple colors without having to use a million bags. You are awesome. Thanks
less mess in the kitchen i love it
Everyday I learn something new...thanks for sharing this information.....will definately try it...
Thanks for the great tip!!!
I'll be sure to try this one.
nice tip you have there.
also, can you teach me how to make a cake that looks like a chessboard?
i'm really wonderin how to do that
wow!great tip..thanks for sharing..i always end up w/ frosting coming out of the bag
WOW thanks, I will try this this weekend.