Decorating bags are made of featherweight, parchment or plastic. Featherweight bags are coated with polyester, which makes them reusable. A parchment triangle can be folded into a disposable decorating bag. The plastic bags are also made to discard after one use. Regardless of what type of bag you use to decorate a cake, you will need to add a tip to add designs and details to a cake. A coupler and ring is needed to attach the bag to the tip. A coupler and ring can be found at many craft stores. Without these items, the tip cannot be secured to the bag.
Things You'll Need
- Decorating bag
- Coupler and ring
Open the decorating bag.
Slide the coupler, pointed side down into the tip of the bag.
Mark on the bag where the ridge of the coupler falls. Remove the coupler.
Cut along the line. Place the coupler back into the bag pointed side down. Push the coupler down until it is secure in the bag.
Place the tip inside of the coupler ring. Then, screw the tip and ring onto the coupler. Make sure it is as tight as possible.
Fill the bag with icing and start decorating.
- Photo Credit Steve Baccon/Photodisc/Getty Images
How to Use Wilton Cake Tips
Dewey McKinley Wilton is the founder of Wilton Enterprises, known for its variety of cake decorating classes and equipment since 1929. Each...
How to Make Plastic Icing
Bakers rely on plastic icing, otherwise known as "fondant," to create smooth, elaborately decorated cakes. Made from a mixture of sugar and...
Preparing a Pastry Bag with Frosting
Pastry bags allow you to add detail to your cakes with frosting. Learn how to prepare the bag for icing in this...
Preparing Pastry Bag With Screw-On Tip
The screw-on tip for the pastry bag goes over the coupling. Prepare the pastry bag with a screw-on tip for heart cookies...