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Assemble your piping bags without a mess

Here's how to assemble your piping bags to avoid any mess while using them, how to refill or change colours and the easiest clean up ever!

Today I’m gonna show you how to assemble your piping bags. But to get there, we need to start at the end. Because well, most annoying part of cookie decorating for me is cleaning up. Most of all cleaning the piping tips and couplers. Of course, I use disposable piping bags, but there’s always some icing left in there that will make it all very messy. And did you know if get worse if you put all of your used piping bags on a big pile until you’ve used all of your couplers/tips? Well let me tell you, it does!

So I had to find a solution. And it not only solved this problem but also made it really easy to refill or change colours in the same bag! The result: even fewer dishes πŸ˜€

Here’s how you assemble your piping bags to avoid any mess while using them, how to refill or change colours and the easiest clean up ever!

To start you’ll need:

Here's how to assemble your piping bags to avoid any mess while using them, how to refill or change colours and the easiest clean up ever!
  • Piping bag
  • Coupler / Icing Bag Adapter
  • Piping Tip
  • Scissors
  • Bag tie / Ikea clip
  • Royal Icing wrapped in clingfilm
    Just put your icing in the middle of some clingfilm. Fold it in half and roll to make a sausage. Now get both edges of the clingfilm and give it a good swing to wrap your icing tight. It should look like the one in the photo.

Now cut of the edges of the clingfilm. If you’ll skip this step, you’ll have a hard time getting it through the whole of your coupler. Just pop your RI sausage into the piping bag and let it slide all the way down.

Here's how to assemble your piping bags to avoid any mess while using them, how to refill or change colours and the easiest clean up ever!
Here's how to assemble your piping bags to avoid any mess while using them, how to refill or change colours and the easiest clean up ever!
Here's how to assemble your piping bags to avoid any mess while using them, how to refill or change colours and the easiest clean up ever!

Secure the RI sausage with an Ikea clip. Make sure it’s not too tight otherwise you won’t have any room to hold your bag comfy. Cut of the cling film about 0.5 cm under the coupler, if it stays too long it will be very hard to get anything out of the piping tip. Now all that left is to put on the piping tip and screw on the coupler ring.

Here's how to assemble your piping bags to avoid any mess while using them, how to refill or change colours and the easiest clean up ever!
Here's how to assemble your piping bags to avoid any mess while using them, how to refill or change colours and the easiest clean up ever!
Here's how to assemble your piping bags to avoid any mess while using them, how to refill or change colours and the easiest clean up ever!
Here's how to assemble your piping bags to avoid any mess while using them, how to refill or change colours and the easiest clean up ever!

This is how your piping bag should look right now! It’s not that hard, is it?

If you need to refill or change colours, you can just take of the tip and clip, get the RI sausage out, put a new one in and secure like the steps above.

The same goes for cleaning, just take the RI sausage out, trow it away and clean the rest. I’ll promise you, cleaning will be so less then before!

I would love to hear if this technique works for you! Feel free to share some photo’s in the comments or on my social media <3

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