Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sneaky Tip #7 - Piping Help

Quite a while ago, I bought a cake decorating kit. It came with interchangeable tips and a screw-down adaptor to fit it to a disposable plastic piping bag.

Have you looked at how expensive those disposable bags are?

Well, I needed multiple colors.  I got out the old reusable piping set I got from Mom and then I got out a bunch of freezer zip-top baggies to use with the newer interchangeable set.

It's very easy to take scissors, trim off about 1/8 inch from the corner tip of a baggie, add the screw-down adaptor and tip.  Then you fill it with frosting and zip it shut.



I especially like being able to close the top because I usually have issues keeping the reusable piping bag rolled shut, so when I'm not careful, icing goes out the top and over my hands. Yes, I will admit to being somewhat messy. It happens to the best of us.

The zip-top baggie trick also works well if you have really thin icing and need it to write.  Just fill baggie with thin icing (or chocolate syrup), trim the tiniest amount off the corner and use it to pipe your lettering or detail. No fancy tip attachment needed for this trick!

Piece o' cake! Or cookie, if you're going that route.