Piping Bag for One Dollar
Piping bags – the fancy ones – can be rather pricey. I only make cupcakes for family & friends, so I don’t want to spend all kinds of money on a piping kit, but I love the look of using them – and it’s an excellent way to get more icing on your cupcake – which is the primary function of a cupcake in my humble opinion LOL.
I bought this one at the dollar store. It came with 7 tips and a pastry filling tip.
As you can imagine, it is awkward and difficult to work with, but the tips work just fine.
So, necessity being the mother of invention, (if you consider prettier cupcakes a necessity), I tossed the hard case in the back of a drawer and came up with a better version.
I cut a small part of the tip off a plastic bag and pushed the tip through from the inside of the bag to make a snug fit. I found a rubber washer that fit snugly around the tip, and voilà – a durable piping bag!
It’s a lot easier to work with, and to wash afterward as well; and you can replace the bag easily if need be. If you have a handful of the rubber rings, you could do this to each tip and have all of them ready to go anytime.
No need to switch tips and wash bags mid-icing session, just grab the next one!
It works! Yummy sunflower cupcakes!