Have you ever had one of those moments where you're so excited, yet annoyed at the internet for introducing you to a great time saving tip. You're elated to learn how to do something easier, but frustrated that you didn't know about it sooner. Folks, that was me this morning when I watched this video on how to prep an icing bag so there's almost no clean up when you're done. What no clean up? Watch the video right this way:
To start, the filling and cleaning of a piping bag isn't the end of the world. It gets a little messy here and there, but with a little practice it really isn't a big deal. That said, I wish I would have seen the video below a little sooner. It was shared with us from the fine folks over at Dollar Store Crafts via Karen's Cookies and it's so amazing, you might actually want to sit down for this. Yes, I know you're probably reading this from a computer and you're already sitting down, but you know it's 2011 and standing desks are all the rage. I'm just trying to be considerate here.
It makes frosting all those fun specialty holiday cookies a little less painful and a little easier to handle, especially if you're working with children. Even if you already used disposable piping bags, you still have to admit that it makes filling and cleaning even easier!
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