Video Tip: Make Your Own Pastry Bag

America's Test Kitchen

Have you ever passed on a recipe because you didn't have a pastry bag (or didn't want to clean the one you have)? What if you could just make your own with a plastic bag? Well, you can. And it really works!

Start with a large plastic zipper bag, carefully fill, snip off an end, and you're prepared to pipe. This tip works great for less-precise projects such as piping macarons or meringue, and, decorating cookies!

Do you make your own pastry bags?

Read more: How to Make and Use Your Own Pastry Bag at America's Test Kitchen

Related: Video: Use Plastic Wrap For Easier Icing Cleanup

(Images: Rebeccah Masters for America's Test Kitchen)