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post #16 of 36
I love squeeze bottles... I never use pastry bags... I have squeeze bottles for flooding and 2oz bottles that have tips for piping... they are easy to clean and the ones with tips let me change tips and have fun decorating...
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post #17 of 36
so really stupid question, how to you get the icing in the bottle?
post #18 of 36
I use both. I LOVE my bottles for outlining,flooding, and sometimes writing. I really didn't think I'd be able to write with bag, but actually it's not that hard. If I have really thick icing to do designs with tips, I use bag. To me bottles are easy to clean, pop them in the dishwasher. But I clean my tips by hand. Also with the bottle, if you'e got thick RI or TG, then you can thin it down right in the bottle. I have some bottles with the big neck, those you can't change out tips. My favs are the small bottles that can change out tips.
As for filling, I just kind of hold up my thicker icing in spoon, let it drop (like teardrop) in the bottle. If it's really thick, I squeeze the bottle, spoon some icing into the top and unsqueeze the bottle, it sucks the icing right in. For flooding TG, it just pours right in.
I know you all know TracyLH using only bags, I don't know where she gets that control and steady hand, but her cookies are amazing!
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post #19 of 36
No stupid questions, here icon_smile.gif

Flooding consistency is really easy and the bottle opening is big enough, just pour and close...

Piping consistency... that's another thing, not that it is difficult, but you don't want to end with half your RI out from the bottle... what works for me: if I need just 1 bottle, I use a spatula and take it from the bowl I mixed the color into the bottle, and "spread" it on the opening little by little (it takes less than a minute to do, so no big deal).. if I need a lot I fill a large squeeze bottle just "dollop-ing" to the opening and close.. I then squeeze to the smaller one every time I need to...

Hope I'm clear...
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post #20 of 36
Where do you get the bottles with the tips?
post #21 of 36
Alagoas: Good tips! I also have put thick RI into a piping bag (with no tip), then squeezed it into the bottle
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post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by ljdelapaz

Where do you get the bottles with the tips?


I've gotten some from kitchengifst.com, but you can get them other places. Beware of the large container of them at Michaels, I don't think those accommodate wilton tips. anyone know?
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post #23 of 36
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icon_biggrin.gif I love how it resembles me when I wake up...
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post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

I've never used the squeeze bottles for cookie icing, so I can't say if they are better or not. I know that I like the control I get with a bag, and I didn't like the squeeze bottles when I used them for melted CandyMelts. I was able to use more of the icing in the bags than the bottles.



ME TOO! But, I think we are in the minority here! LOL

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post #25 of 36
I like to use the Wilton bottles for flooding. The bottle has a nice wide opening and it is very easy to get the icing in the bottle. I have some of the squeeze it bottles that I can change the tips but it is an absolute pain in the rear to get the icing in those bottles. I would like to use them for outlining. The opening of the bottle is only 1 inch vs 1 3/4 inch for the Wilton and that makes a huge big difference. Sometimes I have filled a pastry bag with my icing and squeezed it into the bottle that way.
post #26 of 36
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Originally Posted by bethola

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

I've never used the squeeze bottles for cookie icing, so I can't say if they are better or not. I know that I like the control I get with a bag, and I didn't like the squeeze bottles when I used them for melted CandyMelts. I was able to use more of the icing in the bags than the bottles.



ME TOO! But, I think we are in the minority here! LOL

Beth in KY



Me too...only bags! Love them!!!
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post #27 of 36
Quick question. I love using rolled buttercream but really want to try the flooding. Once the icing is in the bottle, does it tend to get hard let's say while your working on a batch of cookies.

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post #28 of 36
I've never had that problem. Occasionally you have to clear the tip with a toothpick.
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post #29 of 36
I got the bog container of 12 Wilton bottles from Michaels. They are the small bottles, and the opening seems so small to me. Does anyone use a funnel, or know where I can get one that small?
post #30 of 36
Either a funnel or you can use a decorating bag without a tip, just cut the end. If it's flooding consistency, just pour it in, after a few spills, you'll be able to guage it icon_wink.gif Were the bottles in a clear hatbox looking round container? Do they fit couplers and tips?
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