Sunday, July 11

Using a piping bag with a coupler and tips: a video tutorial

We've already talked about using tips (and maybe I got these videos a little out of order); here is a video about how to use a piping bag with a coupler and tips.

*DISCLAIMER* Now, I do use disposable piping bags and when I've mentioned this over at the blog, I've gotten some flack about not using the REusable ones.  If those work for you, by all means, use them....this is what works for me.  And when someone starts making the disposable ones out of bamboo, I'll be the first to try them....I promise. :)

We have a special visitor today, too!  It's U of C's top student!


{Oh, and I feel compelled to apologize for all of the footage of my trashcan...lovely.}

22 comments:

Kate said...

I think that setting up the bag/coupler part is the ONLY part I have down pat!

Your bowl of cherries is very decorative. I'd like some in mah belly.

Great video - I love seeing you!

Amanda said...

Ok. So I never knew there was that handy dandy opening on the top of the box. I always just opened the sides! (DOH!)

Great job as always girl!

Amanda

Bea said...

Great video as always, Bridget! Spike really got the info!

vanillabeanbaker said...

No wonder Spike is going to be UofC's valedictorian. He is so attentive! :)
Like you, I started with reusable piping bags and had the same issue with cleanliness. That and the fact that when I'm icing with many different colours, it's more convenient to have the disposable ones not to mention more economical in the long run. Living in the country and on a well, I just think of all the water I'm saving not having to wash my five reusables in middle of an icing job to refill with different colours!

Sue Sparks said...

Good job, Bridget! I'm with you regarding the disposable icing bags! Spike looks like a very diligent student:)

Renee said...

I love disposible bags, makes things so much easier. I don't put the coupler in first, I just cut off the end then slide it in. I've done it a million times so I know right where to make the cut :) Great video, and adorable cat! Happy decorating.

Joan said...

My cats would do the same thing. Gotta make an appearance!

Darcey said...

I'm all about "saving the environment" when I can, but I don't feel bad at all for using those disposable bags. Makes my life tons easier, it's cleaner, and it's less waste than a single bottle of water.
Oh, and I've bought them in boxes of 50 too. :) Thanks for the videos - they're always helpful!

RoseMillsOhio said...

Thank you for another useful tutorial!

(Glad to know you're a smart shopper, too. I never let any of those 40% off coupons go to waste.)

By the way, does Scene-Stealing-Spike have an agent? I couldn't keep my eyes off him!

Gina said...

Thanks for your detailled information. It looks like that the technique was interesting for your cat too!!!

Jenny said...

I'm LOL at bamboo icing bags! Seriously, I remember my Memaw using the non-disposable bags and it was a pain! She would have to spend so much more time cleaning and they never did seem clean, they always had that greasy feel inside from the crisco.

Janice said...

That DOES help! Thanks for posting such great directions. Spike is a nice touch.

Karyl said...

Thank you for these videos. They are so helpful. I'm so glad you explain even the simplest parts of decorating!

And I know what you mean about the reusable bags. I feel guilty everytime I look at my Ziplocs. But I figure technology has not caught up with certain needs yet, but we can offset that with the things that are available like recycling, giving up plastic bags at stores, etc.

Molly said...

Never would have figured out how to do that without the tutorial.

cookie-n-cake said...

Where do you get your couplers from because all the ones I have don't have the snug little fit section where the tip fits over? Wonderful post!

Kudos Kitchen said...

Love seeing Spike make an appearance in this one. He's a very cute kitty and a good student.
Nice vlog Bridget!

F3 said...

great tutorial again!

haha your kitty just made me LOL

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Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I don't do much decorating, but I still always use disposable ones. Love the big bowl of cherries :P

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Great video! So cute to see Spike helping out :)

I usually use a mixture of disposable and reusable piping bags... Usually I only put "plain" icings (i.e. no food coloring) in my reusable bags, though, because I hate when they get stained. The giant ones from Atecco that are plastic lined are perfect for buttercream and icing cupcakes, though.

Michaela said...

Adorable as always B~ I love your tips~ I am a visual learner and I just love these videos :)

cutedoggie said...

The pens are cool! What a novel idea to make decorating a cinch!

Sign me up for the pen drawing. I can't find the direct comment section for the pens so I hope this will suffice!

CD

adozeneggs said...

Ok, so my favorite part was the cat!!
I think the bags I use are much thicker because I have to cut all the way to the first thread.