Friday, February 3, 2012

A Frosting Trick

I don't know about you, but I use a lot of frosting which usually means I use a lot of disposable decorating bags.  I seriously don't want to clean out re-usable ones, they are such a mess by the time I am done.

Well no more ladies and gentlemen!

This is one of the best things I have found on Pinterest in a long time.  It has revolutionized the way I decorate and my life has gotten so much better (sad but true).

Sometimes I think, this (insert any number of things) has got to be a lot easier than it is.  And then I leave it at that.  Heaven forbid I actually sit down and try to think of a way to make it easier.  But today folks...who ever thought of this is on my new favorite person list.  They are amazing!!  And this concept is brilliant.

All it involves is your decorating usuals and SARAN WRAP so lets get started.
1.  Assemble all your paraphernalia.  I have used this with any number of frostings and they all work great so just make your favorite kind and you should be set.
 2.  Cut off a long piece of saran wrap and carefully put your frosting in a narrow log in the middle of it.  At this point you might ask how much to put in it--well folks, it totally depends on how big your bag is and how much frosting you made.  You just want to make sure it will fit in your bag.
 3.  Wrap the saran wrap around your frosting and twist both ends very well.
 4.  Assemble your bag (minus your tip) and gently put your saran wrapped frosting inside your bag, pulling out one twisted end until you can see the frosting at the tip.
 5.  Cut off the twisted part (only on the one end).
6.  Put your tip on and wallah!  Ready to decorate.  When you are done all you have to do is pull out the saran wrap and you have a very clean bag.  Genius!!

Hope it helps, it was a lightbulb moment for me.

45 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow that is so clever!!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said...

Oh my gosh, that is awesome! I generally manage to get frosting all over the bag, the counter, the cupboards, my hair, etc., etc. This should definitely help!

Bridget@Flour N Friends said...

This is a good idea, and I used to do this all the time when I worked in the bakery...wanna know an even cooler trick? You can make two smaller ones that are different colors and put them in the bag, you can have pink/yellow swirled cupcakes! Sounds like a good tutorial for my blog! Thanks for reminding me of this awesome trick!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you so much! This is great!

The Cooking Actress said...

This is such a super helpful trick!!!! Thank you for sharing :)

Sarah @ Homestyle Cooking Around The World said...

Thanks for the tips! Sounds much easier.

Sunshine for your Soul said...

Love it! New follower from show n tell....
http://myhappilyeverafteragain.blogspot.com

Jami said...

great tip! Now I'm excited to frost some cookies! pinning...

Amalia said...

Awesome tip! You are a genius :) I'll definitely be doing this next time I need to frost something, thanks! Have a great day :)

Lowri said...

This looks ingenious!
Thanks for sharing the tip
Lowri
http://papervinenz.blogspot.com

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Wow if I could do this it would be great. Thank you for sharing. Pat

Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

neat trick! I am going to have to try it. I use a lot of frosting too!

Jennifer Creviston said...

Oh My Oh My... This would save me so much hassle!!!

Thank you so much!!

Elise said...

Now why didn't I think of that? haha.
This would be so handy for royal icing. I usually use parchment paper for royal, but it's not as easy to decorate with.
Thanks for the tip!

Eve Stein said...

Perfect! I don't mind going through the bags as much as I hate the sticky mess that I always seem to make just in getting the frosting into the bag to begin with! I will definitely be giving this a try! THANKS! :D

Melissa said...

Are you kidding me??? You have seriously changed my life with this! I too HATE buying boxes after boxes of bag and the mess...ugh..leaves me cursing almost every time! Thanks so much for sharing:)

Robin said...

I didn't see this on Pinterest, so thanks for sharing it on a linky party. What a great idea.

Sweetened by Kagi said...

Brilliant! Thank you for sharing. New fan from www.sweetenedbykagi.blogspot.com - I love your blog and I hope you will follow me too!

Kagi

Carrie said...

You are genius. Thanks for sharing your tip.

Renee Living Laughing Loving said...

Great tip!!! What a time and mess saver! Gotta love Pinterest! Visiting from Not Just a Housewife!

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

Wow! That is a neat tip!! Pinning!

Heather McMullin said...

Such an amazing tip! Come share it at my Famous Linkz Party!

-Heather
@ www.made-famous-by.com

Lindylouz48 said...

....another awesome tip, use a gallon freezer bag,just cut the top offand use it in the regular deco bag ,or it holds the tip really well!!!!! from Linda Solis

Debbie @ Life is Sweets said...

Oh my word I love you for sharing this...even though we've never met!! I can't wait to give this technique a try! Thanks, Deb

Wende said...

Brilliant!

Jocelyn said...

Cleaning frosting bags is the worst part of decorating a cake!! This is an awesome tip that I am definitely going to remember! Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

AndiWinslow said...

I agree with you great pin! as I was reading I have seen folks who do the tri colored icing etc and wondered how they fill the icing bag. Well, you answered that question. Thanks, Andi

Kristi said...

What a fabulous TIP (haha...pun intended)! This would work WAY better than my way of using a tall glass to put my bag in to fill. So happy you were able to link up with Mop It Up Mondays. Thanks bunches for stopping by!
{HUGS},
kristi

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, where has this tip been all my life?!!! No more mess and no more fuss. Thank you so much for sharing this with Sweets for a Saturday. And, guess what, you're #1 for this week. Looks like you've helped a lot of people.

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

That is such a smart idea! I am going to be using this the next time I frost! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill
twoyellwobirdsdecor.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

There is a great tutorial for this trick on Karen's Cookies!

Lizzy said...

What a great tip! Now if I could only learn how to pipe frosting :)

Jeanie said...

It is genius. I think it will transform my world too. And make it so i decorate more without fear of that horribly clean up.

Becky said...

this is pure genius! i will be trying this idea the next time I frost cupcakes. Also like the hint from Bridget to combine two colors in one bag. thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

Wish I had seen this earlier today. No matter though, this tip is timeless. Thank you in big gigantic bunches!

Karyn Tripp said...

Amazing. Thanks SO much for this tip. It will make my life easier!!! Thanks for linking up again this week!

kathy said...

What a wonderful idea! I wish I found this trick last week when I frosted over 150 cupcakes! I would have saved a lot of frosting bags. I am using this next time, for sure. Follow my blog at stylish entertaining.blogspot.com

Audra Caldwell said...

seriously wish I would have seen this post 2 hours ago... I just decorated a cake and my hands, sink and counters were a sugary mess before it was all over! This is Genius!

Christina @ Oven Adventures said...

this is awesome!! i hate cleanout out bags.

Ft Lauderdale Eats said...

Genius! Solves the problem of getting the messy frosting IN the bag and keeping it from coming OUT the top. Sharing this on Pinterest. Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this tip! It looks like it will help alot with the mess with the bags!

Anonymous said...

!!!!!! FANTASTIC !!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I am so mindblown right now! Wow soooooooo amazing i hate washing thos flippin bags! Im 16! And luv decorating cakes its my passion! And this has always been an issue fer me! Luv it thnk u soooo much

Anonymous said...

I've been decorating cakes for 40 years now, and this is a new one for me! Thank you SOOOO much! I was about ready to retire, and now I think I'll put in another ten years or so!!

Brianna Lamb said...

I did this when I made cupcakes this weekend. It is a great trick and worked very well!

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