oh, i almost totally forgot. i can't take the credit for this, but it's totally worth sharing. i saw a post on here a while back where someone (i am so sorry, i can't remember who) figured out an awesome idea for that measure-all cup. take the plunger out of the sleeve thing and put your pastry bag in it. then fold the open end over the top, fill the bag, then pull it out the bottom! nice and clean and works like a charm! plus, you can set it down on the counter to fill and have an extra hand!
i also use the bamboo spoons to mix everything! when i color frosting or chocolate, they never pick up the color!
i'm having a pc party june 10, anyone wanna come?