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Can I substitute a Ziploc bag for a pastry bag?

Started 1372801352.13 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1372858344.313 by icuryy

I have all the tips, but I threw away my bags and haven't replaced them.

Is there another kind of bag that I can use instead?

It's so hot today, I really don't want to go to the store.

>^..^< house cat

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JustJules1372801720.8039559 PostsRegistered 6/25/2013Land of Oz

Of course, I use them all the time, rarely invest in the pastry bags. Just snip a corner off, make sure you don't make the hole too big if you plan on using your pastry tips. Not sure what you are using them with, but the ziploc baggy option has always worked just fine for me if I am piping out icing or meringues.

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JeanLouise­Finch1372801817.18312708 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011

I do this, too. My preference is to use the freezer strength bag rather than the regular.

nantucket ­shore1372802010.165713 PostsRegistered 10/14/2007

Parchment paper made to form a cone and taped can accomplish the same thing too.

I like my decorator bags though, just used to the way they feel.

birkin baby1372813365.825873 PostsRegistered 1/20/2011

Yes. Besides,cleaning those real decorator bags are so hard to clean....Ziploc are just thrown away.

debc1372849980.9973502 PostsRegistered 10/27/2009

I've used them more than once in a pinch. You can buy real nice disposable bags on the internet tho. I think kopycake is the last place I bought them.

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house cat1372857861.8576497 PostsRegistered 8/23/2012Southern California

Thanks for the responses. I have been running around for so many things, I really didn't want to make a trip just for pastry bags. I'm going to frost 100 cupcakes today and it's encouraging to know that this has worked for some of you.

>^..^< house cat

seehorse1372858329.1732148 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I've used sandwich bags, but they're really too thin. As JeanLouise mentioned, thicker (freezer) bag should do just fine.

The tips will stay in place and you don't have to worry about cleaning.

Leftover icing can be stored - either fold up corner (and tape?) or just place into another bag.

icuryy1372858344.313605 PostsRegistered 6/15/2010

You absolutely can use a Ziploc bag. I use them all the time especially when I do my stuffed shells.

Stay home, stay cool.

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