My daughter and I took a Wilton cake decorating class together and we learned how to use their decorating tips for cakes and cupcakes. It was so fun because growing up I did not cook much so I love learning every technique and tip I can. Her’s turned out so cute I couldn’t resist sharing it.
Before the class I had no idea how to use a pastry bag let alone what tip(s) to use.
So I created a step-by-step tutorial in hopes it will help you make your baking easier and more fun. You can even use tips for meringue!
You will need Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags. I like these the best because you don’t have to wash the bag afterwords. When I cook I dirty every dish in the kitchen so I don’t need another thing to wash! The other option is to use plastic Wilton Piping Bags , you will wash these and re-use them.
Next, you will need a Wilton Coupler. This is what holds the decorating tip in place.
The long tip in the photo is another favorite of mine. It’s used for filling inside a cupcake. I always wondered how they got filling inside a cupcake! It’s called a Wilton round tip #230.
Let’s get on to the tutorial, shall we?
If you are using plastic bags you will follow the same process. Once you cut the tip off your bag you will be able to re-use it for most other tips.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not cut too much of the tip off. You can always cut more if you need to. When you are squeezing the bag your coupler will come out if you cut off too much.
Using a spoon or a spatula, fill the bag with icing (or meringue).
Remove the bag and twist the top a few times to close the top. This will prevent the icing from coming out at the top.
Now grip the top of the bag and squeeze it until icing comes out.
If it doesn’t turn out the way you want the first time, keep practicing! Practice makes perfect for this project. The more you experiment the easier (and better) it becomes!
Items shown in this tutorial:
Items used to bake a cake:
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