Saturday, April 2, 2011
Tip: My Easy Way To Fill A Pastry Bag
I've gotten several request to do some blog posts on how I ice my cakes and make them smooth. I'm still working on those posts and a few others related to baking. In the meantime, I thought I would share this one tip I have to make filling an icing bag a little easier.
I use this method primarily b/c I find that I often need two hands to get my icing out of the mixer bowl. Using a clean vase like this one makes things a little easier. Plus, if you are like me you probably have about a half dozen vases like this in your house already. Here is how it works:
You will need icing bags and tips (a 12x16 inch bag works best for this size vase, for a 12x12 inch bags use a smaller vase or tall drinking glass) and a clean vase with a lip.
Place your icing bag into the vase and fold the top over the lip of the vase.
Fill the bag with frosting. Use the lip of the vase to clean off you spatula and to help push down the frosting.
When you have enough frosting in the bag, simple lift up the sides of the bag and remove from the vase.
Frost your cake or cupcakes as desired:)
Source: Chef Mommy Original