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    Icing / piping bag - Am I missing something....

    I've bought a icing piping bag off eBay with the nozzle ends.

    Anyway not because I want to do fancy icing on cakes but to make Duchesse potatoes. I've got a plastic tube one with a plunger cap on end,the contents doesn't come out the end but it's not big enough and I have to keep refilling it which is time consuming.

    Anyway the piping bag is twice the size of the plastic plunger one I had but am I'm missing something.... how does the end seal so the contents don't come out ?

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    you pop the nozzle into the bag and then put the icing in. when you squeeze the icing should come out of the nozzle and the pressue seals the bag around the nozzle.

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    Plum

    you pop the nozzle into the bag and then put the icing in. when you … you pop the nozzle into the bag and then put the icing in. when you squeeze the icing should come out of the nozzle and the pressue seals the bag around the nozzle.




    Yeh there is a nozzle on the end already fixed,but the widest end, where you fill the bag,how does that seal ?

    i dont think they normally do, when you put the stuff in twist it round the top and hold it as you squeeze it with the other hand.

    Mum2ConnornCerys

    Yeh there is a nozzle on the end already fixed,but the widest end, where … Yeh there is a nozzle on the end already fixed,but the widest end, where you fill the bag,how does that seal ?


    it doesnt you kind of bunch it up and roll it til it squeezes the mix out. It works anyway dont worry x

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    Mum2ConnornCerys

    Yeh there is a nozzle on the end already fixed,but the widest end, where … Yeh there is a nozzle on the end already fixed,but the widest end, where you fill the bag,how does that seal ?



    You just leave enough bag so you can twist it around and over. Then you push down the icing from the top kind of like squeezing out toothpaste from a tube so there is not really pressure for the icing to go out the top.

    Original Poster

    Ok,I'll give it a go next time I do them. It might be better to use with icing than potato probably,still come in handy. Need to make cakes for school cake sale next week anyway so might use it for icing then.

    An easy way of filling the bag is to put the nozzle in and then put the whole bag nozzle facing downwards into a big jug or pint glass with the ends of the bag overhanging the outside (if that makes sense) and then fill it with whatever you're using - icing/potato etc. Keeps it steady when you're spooning the mixture in. Fill it just over halfway and then lift out and twist the end to keep it all in but still hold the twist with one hand which helps you guide it too.

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    kaks26

    An easy way of filling the bag is to put the nozzle in and then put the … An easy way of filling the bag is to put the nozzle in and then put the whole bag nozzle facing downwards into a big jug or pint glass with the ends of the bag overhanging the outside (if that makes sense) and then fill it with whatever you're using - icing/potato etc. Keeps it steady when you're spooning the mixture in. Fill it just over halfway and then lift out and twist the end to keep it all in but still hold the twist with one hand which helps you guide it too.



    Good tip,thanks.

    Mum2ConnornCerys

    Good tip,thanks.


    you can practice on a clean board or greaseproof paper and just put back into the bag and reuse? thats how my sister learned..she didnt use a bag tho just rolled greaseproof and used the nozzle..

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    plumberman01

    you can practice on a clean board or greaseproof paper and just put back … you can practice on a clean board or greaseproof paper and just put back into the bag and reuse? thats how my sister learned..she didnt use a bag tho just rolled greaseproof and used the nozzle..




    Good idea but I'm not too fussed how perfect they will look, children don't mind!

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