The Easiest Way to Use Your Piping Bag

Baking and decorating is a daunting task, but I enjoy it a lot! One of the things that really got me into it was watching the intricate piping details on a friend of mine’s wedding cake. She had ordered incredible white flowers that had been done in buttercream. I was struck! I had to learn how to do it myself! But the first piping bag I bought was a pain to use because I did not know how to use a piping bag.


If you are using the bag that came with your set, skip this step, as it has already been cut to fit the tips. If you are using a plastic bag, grab one of the corners and measure 1.75 inches. Then snip it out with a pair of scissors. 


Unscrew the coupler and the tip. It usually comes already attached and it is also easier to store that way. Be sure to wash all the parts and let them dry before moving forward.


Grab the larger piece and place it inside the bag. Make it go through the opening you just created. ¼ of an inch should be popping out.


Place the metal tip you chose to decorate with over the protruding end of the piece.


While keeping it together with one hand, grab the exterior coupler and screw it to the inside coupler over the plastic bag. This will secure both ends in place.


Get ready to start piping!

If this is the first time you are using a piping set, we recommend this set. It has enough pieces for you to try out and see what you like before moving onto a better set if you wish. You can find disposable plastic piping bags or reusable piping bags.

The Easiest Way to Use Your Piping Bag