which do you prefer to use and why?
also, for those of you who use parchment triangles, do you always use a tip? or do you find it easier to leave the tip out? ( maybe for piping small writing)
I just cant seem to do parchment triangles...unless i have just a small amount of a color for a few accents otherwise i get the icing to come out just about everywhere...so I prefer disposable out of those two choices, but featherweight are my absolute favorite.
I like them both the same and I do use a tip in the parchment bag. Also, I reuse the disposable bags...just pop them in the dishwasher and they are good to go again .
I prefer the disposables. Love the idea of parchment triangles, but I just can't make them work. The icing comes out around the tip. I like the featherweight bags, but I put mine in the dishwasher and they were ruined. And I'm just not that fond of washing dishes by hand.
oh really? good to know!
My featherweights do fine in the dishwasher. I just turn them inside out and use a wooden clothespin to pin them to the top rack.
I prefer the disposables, but I'm learning to love parchment. At first I didn't like the folding thing, but I am getting used to it and find them very convenient for small jobs!
I dont really like disposibles, they are hard on my hands. I really like the featherweight the best. I never ever thought I would like parchment triangles until I started doing Chocolate transfers. They work great for me for that. I dont know if I would use them with icing unless I only had a few details to do.
I use parchment triangles b/c they are so much easier to clean up. I usually use a tip with them. When I'm done I just take the tip out and toss the parchment bag. Now if I'm using the same color with several different tips then I would use my wilton decorating bags or the disposable bags.
parchment triangles are all i own and all i use,, the most affordable thing for me.. and i've almost gotten it down to an art rolling those things into a cone,, Now when i have some free time,, i'll take out some roll em , flatten em,, put em back in box,, that way they are "coned" and ready to use when i have a cake to do..
I TOTALLY love disposable bags; I like them better than the featherweights, no cleaning bags!!! I use the parchment for small things and I always use a tip with them; the one thing I hate about parchment bags is folding them!!!
Parchment triangles for me. I sit and make a whole stack of them before I start any project. I always use a tip in them to keep the shape of what I'm piping.
I adore disposables mainly because they are disposable. Remove the icing tips and toss the rest. I used to use the reusable ones, but its hard to get rid of the icing smell. Tried bleaching them, but that just made them hard and they smelled so sour I had to toss them. I can't make a parchment triangle to save my life, so now I buy several sizes of the disposable ones in boxes of 100 (premade).
Even though this is a VERY OLD thread there is some valuable info for some of our newer posters/decorators :)
I don't like those clear, plastic disposables - they are soooo thick in your hand and throws off my pressure ;(