I tried the tips in the microwave thing and flooded my microwave!
Since then, I just throw them in a saucepan with water and soap and turn the burner on high. Doesn't take long at all and I can control the boil-over a little easier! When I'm done, i just rinse the tips, then wipe out and rinse the pot and I'm done!!
All you guys probably do this already, but, I HATE COVERING BOARDS!!! I used to put my double sticky tape along the bottom of the board then fold up the foil or whatever. I always had the tape in the wrong spot
. It was either too close to the edge and I had all this sloppy stuff hanging all over, or too far in and never touched the tape at all. So, my solution, I tape around the edge of the foil, then cut my slits if it's round, then fold it up over the board.
Works every time!
Oh, and I LOVE Melvira's tip about the sponge paint roller. Smoothes out the icing beautifully with no effort. Now that's my kind of tip!