If you’re like me and love to decorate cakes and cupcakes, then you’ll know how hard it is to clean the piping equipment afterwards, especially the bag. This simple tip will not only save you the headache of washing the piping bag after each use or running out to the store to buy more, but it will also allow you to switch different colored frosting easily without interrupting your process.
Frosting bag and tips
Spoon or spatula
Once you have made your icing, plop a spoonful of it in the center of a piece of saran wrap. Fold the saran wrap around the icing lengthwise, creating log type formation. Grab both ends of the saran wrap and swing it like you would if you were jumping rope. The ends should twist tightly. Hold the wrapped icing from one end and quickly thread the other end through your piping bag and out the coupler. You need to be a bit quick on this as the saran wrap may want to come unraveled. Pull the threaded end as far down as the icing will let you and using a pair of scissors, snip the saran wrap as close to the coupler as you can get. Add the necessary tip and away you go! If you want to switch icing midway through, just pull the bag out and repeat the process for your new icing.