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post #1 of 27
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Just wanted to pass on this little tip I found today. I have been deciding for a few weeks now whether to buy a heat sealer or not. Tying ribbon for some orders is just not practical or the right look (reselling, etc.). I found a website that stated cello bags can be sealed with an iron!! I tried it and it worked. I'm so excited!!

Here is the site:

http://www.cellobags.com/html/cello_bags_tutor.html
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post #2 of 27
That is really good! Thanks for sharing icon_smile.gif
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post #3 of 27
Wow thanks for sharing...this will come in very handy!
post #4 of 27
Wow! icon_surprised.gif That is just crazy information! Thanks for sharing!
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post #5 of 27
hmm... It is one of those things that makes you go "Now why didn't I think of that!?!"
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post #6 of 27
How does it look after sealing it with the iron?
post #7 of 27
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Originally Posted by MichelleM77

Just wanted to pass on this little tip I found today. I have been deciding for a few weeks now whether to buy a heat sealer or not. Tying ribbon for some orders is just not practical or the right look (reselling, etc.). I found a website that stated cello bags can be sealed with an iron!! I tried it and it worked. I'm so excited!!

Here is the site:

http://www.cellobags.com/html/cello_bags_tutor.html



Awesome! I agree- some cookie just don't look right with a ribbon...can you post a pic of some you did this way??? Thanks!
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post #8 of 27
I am so glad to know that. I am planning on sending cookies to service members overseas. My son is in Iraq again and I am planning on baking lots of cookies to send to him and his section. Thanks again for the information.
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post #9 of 27
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It just flattens out the bag and sticks it together. I kept my iron on very low, or else you get the imprints of the steam holes in the bag. LOL! I did a quick trial run to see how this works and will post a pic as soon as I can.
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post #10 of 27
We have used shrink wrap and it works great.
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post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by doescakestoo

I am so glad to know that. I am planning on sending cookies to service members overseas. My son is in Iraq again and I am planning on baking lots of cookies to send to him and his section. Thanks again for the information.




I did this for my brother when he was in Iraq. (He's in Japan now). I have a big family- and we each made 10 dozen, so we had about 100 dozen to ship. We used a food saver- and vacuum sealed them by the dozen. He said they were all in heaven- they were as fresh as the day they were baked. It's awesome that your doing that, too!
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post #12 of 27
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Here is a picture of a cookie in a bag. The top of the bag is sealed probably about 1.5". It's slightly wrinkly, but I don't think it looks bad. I'm folding that part down to the back of the cookie anyway and holding it down with a label that I'm required to use.

Sorry, couldn't add the attachment, too big. Let me see if I can add it to my photos instead.
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post #13 of 27
that's great info.....I normally staple my bags and then add the paper tag to the top and staple again...would be nice to seal the bags and then just maybe even glue on the paper label or just staple ONLY the label thanks for the info!!
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post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

that's great info.....I normally staple my bags and then add the paper tag to the top and staple again...would be nice to seal the bags and then just maybe even glue on the paper label or just staple ONLY the label thanks for the info!!



I really like your cookies with the label! I have that as an option, but have yet to have an order like that. That's what I was looking for, a way to make the bags air tight without having to invest in a sealer of some type. It's just an extra expense that I'm glad I can avoid right now.

I did add the pic to my photos, just don't look at the cookie too close! It's a few weeks old, a sample of how I'm going to ice cookies for an upcoming fundraising event, and it's rock hard now! LOL!
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post #15 of 27
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Here is another thread about using a Food Saver to seal icing bags.
http://forum.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=183351&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

I was thinking about trying to seal the disposable bags with the iron too, so maybe could keep RI from drying out like it does in my Tupperware-type containers. This could also be useful for kids projects. I'll let ya know if the dispoable bags can be sealed with an iron...or if they melt all over my iron! LOL!
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