When you are trying to pull off the latest Pinterest cupcake find, the last thing you want to realize is you don’t have any piping bags or a fancy piping tip for that perfect rosette. I have an easy fix for you.
The easiest problem to fix is the piping bag. I am sure you know this by now but just in case. A plastic storage bag can be used in place of a piping bag. The are less expensive and we all have them. I like to stick to the gallon or quart size bags because the plastic tends to be a bit stronger than a sandwich size bag. If you are careful with the pressure applied to the bag a sandwich bag can work just as well. But I often find them stretching too much when I squeeze them.
Now for the piping tips. I did some experimenting to really see how much could be done with just a bag, scissors, and some tape. I had success with a round tip and a star tip.
A round tip is the easiest to replicate. Just snip off the end of one side of the bag to the desired size. You can reinforce the end with some tape before snipping to get a crisper edge that a piping tip gives and reinforce it.
For a star tip, I applied two layers of tape to the end of one side of the bag. Then carefully cut small triangles out. Try drawing the shape with a sharpie if you don’t want to just start snipping free hand.
After your bags are cut, fill them with your favorite icing and decorate. For tips on filling a piping bag, check out my post, How to Fill a Piping Bag.
Some recipes to use this shortcut with:
Hope you find this helpful the next time you are in a decorating pinch and need to get your cake on!