THANKS for sharing!!!
Personally, I just cut the corner out of a 1-qt storage-or-freezer-weight zip-top bag, and screw the tip and fitting into that. Then, when the time comes to remove the hardware, I simply unscrew the nut, remove the tip, and squeeze the inside part of the fitting (along with the frosting, if I have any reason to save it) out the hole. Sure, it destroys the bag, but zip-top bags are expendable by design.
Great Tip, especially with multiple colors.
Definitely going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing! (Even if the post is sveral years old) ;o)
Thought the same thing - for newbies, this is a great thread - I hate dealing with the mess afterwards even with disposable bags. Can't wait to try it with two or more colors!
AWow that's a great tip. Thanks, I am definitely trying it tomorrow as have to use three shades in cupcakes
Never would have thought!
I love this tip. Thank you for sharing, it will save tons of time cleaning up.
I'm going to have to try that soon. Thanks for the tip.
ACool tip indeed but.... If I did that with every piping bag I filled I wouldn't get half the work done! I usually have a pile of 30 or 40 bags/cones at the end of a weekend!
This is amazing trick.
AI was surfing CC and found this...a bit old but well worth the bump...for thise like me who missed it...invaluable...I just love CC!!
OH WOW!!! I am going to have to try this! ^-^
AThank 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.
This is a wonderful tip.
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.
WISH I WAS SMART ENOUGH TO INVENT THINGS LIKE THIS.
this is really nice
This is a great tip, I am going to try it out this weekend!! Thanks!!!
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?
Wish I had thought of this before. Wow the mess it would have saved! Can't wait to try it out
Love this tip!!! I hate piping because of the mess but this will make it so much better!!
I will definitely have to try this!! Thank you for sharing this tidbit. :)
AI 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.