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post #46 of 142
Oh my god you are a life saver! I had 60 cupcakes to decorate w/swirls and having to constantly refill the bag was going to be a pain. This way I made a bunch of "tubes" so when my decorating bag ran dry, I just plugged in another frosting tube and away I went. Thanks for posting this!!
post #47 of 142
I swear by this method and have been doing it this way for years!!! I will make up at least 3 - 4 of these buttercream inserts to have ready when I'm ready to decorate. I'll even do them in different colors. I keep them totally sealed and I will place them inside a tupperware container or food storage bag and just clip off one end with scissors and drop it in the bag. Then when i've used all the icing up I just pull out the bag by the other end and voila.....toss it away and insert another bag. I've even made small inserts of different colors and dropped them side by side in the same pastry bag to achieve a two toned effect. I make sure to make the inserts the size of my hand, no bigger, so its not so much to have to squeeze. Since I've made lots of inserts I can just drop another one in and keep going. I've even had my family help to make the inserts, especially the white buttercream ones, while I'm busy baking/crumbcoating my cakes. Its a time saver for me.
post #48 of 142
That is great! As someone who has just begun making cakes, that is a valuable tip, because I sure hate changing tips and couplers they can be so messy sometimes!!
post #49 of 142
This looks like a wonderful way to dispense icing. I'm going to try this. Thanks so much for the detailed instructions.
post #50 of 142
I dunno what i'm doing wrong. I did try this plug idea a few months back and liked using it BUT>>> i had a problem with the bag getting all messy inside. I tried pushing the plug further down into the tip but that just clogged it and wouldn't allow the icing to flow..I tried pulling it back some but it messed up the bag. Please explain what i'm doing wrong. Do i have to change the tip after each color?

suz
post #51 of 142
I made that all the time. It's great..
post #52 of 142
I don't use the featherweight bags for the specific reason that I absolutely abhor cleaning them!!! Of course the disposable ones aren't cheap. I'm definitely going to give this a try in my plastic ones and if it works for me, then I may go ahead and invest in some of the good bags!
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post #53 of 142
thanks for the pictures, if it weren't from them I would have had no idea how to do it! lol icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif
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post #54 of 142
What a good idea! Thank you. I'm going to use this method to decorate cookies tonight!
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post #55 of 142
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Originally Posted by DebraDough

Hi All,
I'm so new to this site and just loving it. Thanks to you all for all of the beautiful cakes and tips. This is one I've used for a long time. If it's not clear let me know and I'll take some pictures later and re-explain. I hate having to have a million tubes of frosting so here is how I avoid some of it. Imagine an empty pastry bag with a tip. Now imagine another bag filled with say pink frosting and a tip for making roses. Now imagine that you only need a little bit of pink frosting to write Happy Birthday. Take your empty bag and put a writer tip into it. Next take your pink bag of frosting with the rose tip and slide the whole thing into the empty bag. It will amaze you at how easy it is to use the same color frosting with several different tips and only have one bag with the pink frosting mess. The only additional mess is the new tips that are used and it is so easy to change them out. If this tip has been passed around forever and I'm just repeating it please forgive. As I said I am new to the site. Blessings to all.

wouldn't it be just as easy to just put another tip on the bag full of icing?
post #56 of 142
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Originally Posted by sweetcravings

I dunno what i'm doing wrong. I did try this plug idea a few months back and liked using it BUT>>> i had a problem with the bag getting all messy inside. I tried pushing the plug further down into the tip but that just clogged it and wouldn't allow the icing to flow..I tried pulling it back some but it messed up the bag. Please explain what i'm doing wrong. Do i have to change the tip after each color?

suz



I agree, I had the same problem. I'm gonna try the massage technique next time, get the frosting down into the tip of the plug and then clip off the end of it. I'm gonna try the ziplock too, that seems more logical.
post #57 of 142
This is great, I am definetly going to try it. Thank you. thumbs_up.gif
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But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Is. 40 :31
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post #58 of 142
cant wait to try this !!! Thanks fopr sharing
post #59 of 142
Wow! I'm gonna have to give that a whirl! I always hate how the icing comes out of the top! Thanks for sharing!!
post #60 of 142
The ziploc is pretty easy, but depending on how much frosting and what's going on, it can still get messy around the top of the bag.

I can't wait for my next cake and to try the saran wrap. I am going to replicate St. Basil's and was in the process of figuring out the fondant/icing and what I wanted to put where...lol! thumbs_up.gif
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