Icing Bullets are the easiest way ever to load a piping bag.
Bonus… cleanup is a breeze! Basically, you simply put royal icing into neat little plastic wrap pods before putting the pod (or “bullet”) into the icing bag. This allows you to quickly and easily refill bags while decorating cookies. Not only does this method cut down on cleaning time, but also it extends the life of the disposable pastry bags. Just hand wash the bag and let it air dry. I’m all about saving money, y’all!
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So are you ready to get started on this fun tutorial? Let’s go!
Here’s What You’ll Need
Here’s the video tutorial for the Icing Bullet
If you’d rather see a video than read about it, I created a video for you.
Step 1. Mix up your royal icing as normal.
I’m using Americolor Electric Green. You can find some here. It was the perfect hue for Grinch cookies!
Step 2. If using a coupler, place the coupler in the icing bag as you normally do.
Don’t put the tip on yet.
Step 3. Prepare your plastic wrap.
Lay a sheet of plastic wrap about the size of a legal-size piece of paper on your countertop. Plop a spatula-full or two of icing onto the plastic wrap. Fold the plastic wrap over the icing. I prefer the Press and Seal, but regular wrap works just as well.
Grab the ends of the plastic wrap and swing it around in little circles to make the wrap tighten. Like you would do if you were twisting a towel to pop your little brother with. Not that I’ve ever done that.
Knot one end. This will be the end that remains in the decorator bag. Leave the other end unknotted, but still wound up tightly. Feed this unknotted end of the wrapped icing pod or bullet through the icing bag and coupler.
Step 4. Trim the plastic.
Snip off the excess plastic wrap that is hanging out the end of the coupler. Trim it as close to the coupler as possible.
Step 5. Add the tip.
Add your tip and the screw top of the coupler like you normally do.
Step 6. The Cleanup.
If you don’t like the cleanup of the bags, you’ll love this next step. To remove the icing bag bullet, remove the screw cap of the coupler, then just grab that knotted end of the bullet and yank it right out. You’ll be left with very little to clean from the decorator bag. And remember, just because it’s labeled “disposable,” it doesn’t mean you must necessarily dispose of it. Wash, reuse, and save a ton of money!
Just look at how clean these bags stayed after being thoroughly used.
So are you ready to do this? I’d love to hear your comments about how this worked for you.
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