I've talked before about disposable icing bags vs. icing bottles, but there's another super cheap and easy alternative.
I recommend using it if you're in a pinch or don't plan on doing tons of decorating.
We had to make parchment paper bags for our class tonight and I was grateful for the opportunity to try them. I knew I would never try them out on my own.
And now I know why. Personally, I hate them. I'll tell you more about that later.
For now, here's how you make them.
Cut a triangle out of the paper. Have the long section be around 16 inches.
Take the bottom left corner and fold it up to the center corner in the front.
Then take the right bottom corner and fold it around to the back side, behind the center corner.
You should end up with a crown shape. Make sure you have a tiny hole for piping the icing in the bottom of the cone.
Then fold the top down. Insert the decorating tip in the bottom of the bag. The bag is now ready to fill.
Fold the two corners in and fold the top flap down.
So why do I not like it? If you apply too much pressure the bag will rip. If you fill it too much you can't control the bag. If you try to use a coupler the bag will rip, too. Therefore, you don't have the option to change the decorating tips.
No matter what though, don't forget to use all your icing!
I made a bunch of dots the other night to have around.
Also, I have found it useful to label my icing containers.
I guess that was more of a what doesn't work for me Wednesday.
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