Filling the decorating bag


Step 1: Holding the bag

While holding the bag with one hand, fold down the top with the other hand to form a generous cuff over your hand as shown.

Step 2: Filling the bag

With an angled spatula, fill the bag with approximately 1/2 cup of icing.

Note: It is important not to overfill the bag; otherwise, excess icing may squeeze out the wrong end.

Step 3: Pull spatula out

Remove icing from the spatula by squeezing the bag with your thumb and fingers against the spatula and pulling spatula out.

Step 4: Close the bag

Close the bag by unfolding the cuff and twisting the bag closed. This forces the icing down into the bag.

Step 5: "Burping" the bag

Make sure you release any air trapped in bag by squeezing some of the icing out of the tip into the bowl. This is called "burping" the bag.

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