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How To Use a Pastry Bag

How Do You Fill a Pastry Bag?

And How do you keep your Bag Clean While You Fill It
Fold Over the Top Edge

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Put the tip into the pastry bag…. fold over the top edge (a few inches) so you keep it clean.
Put Use a spatula to fill the pastry bag.

To Use the Pastry Bag

Once you’ve filled the bag, fold the top back up… gather it in your hand and twist a bit until some frosting/filling comes out.

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Use the bag by twisting and squeezing from the top.

What Do The Different Tips Look Like?

This is How it Looks When You Use the Star Tip

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The Star Tip makes fancy ridges with your Frosting.

The Round Tip Gives the Frosting a Smooth Finish

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The Round Tip leaves a smooth tip… perfect if you are going to put more decoration on the cake… or brown it under the broiler like I did with these Lemon Meringue Cupcakes.

Frosting Cupcakes with a Pastry Bag and Wide Tip is Quick!

You don’t have to pick each cupcake up, like you do with a knife or spatula.

Just swirl swirl swirl…..

But Pastry Bags and tips are more than just cupcake frosters….

I Use My Ateco Smooth Tip For Filling Cupcakes

If I need to fill cupcakes with a filling (and I often do), I like to use the Ateco Smooth Tip….

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The filling goes into the hole neatly, and I can control the amount.

Use the Round or the Star Tip to Fill Whoopie Pies or Sandwich Cookies

Gives You Control… Makes them Look Great

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Circle around the edge of the whoopie pie/ cookie , then spiral in.

Fill Dessert Shooters with A Pastry Bag and Tip

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Using a Pastry Bag will keep the edges of the shot glass neat and clean.

Pipe Meringues with A Pastry Bag

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I like the look of the Star Tip, it Makes the Meringues look pretty


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