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    I'm going to be doing some icing with a group of kids - whooo!

    What can I use to pipe the royal icing instead of a proper piping bag?

    Could I just get some sandwich bags and snip a bit off - would that work?

    Suggestions much appreciated for this food craft newbie!

    Thanks

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    I'm guessing from the sound of the post you are looking at doing something a little more elegant than I did as a child?... Iced Rich Tea biscuits. All we used was a teaspoon and took it from a bowl....

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    • #3
      Hi Leona,

      you can use sandwich bags, but they would need to be fairly sturdy. Even then I think, the kids could press on it too hard and end up with all the icing on their lovely biscuits.

      I would recommend buying a pack of 50 icing bags from Lakeland ( I think the are about £4-6 ). They are really sturdy and never break. I have been using them for my iced biscuits and gingerbread houses and never had any problems.

      Hope your kids party goes well , sounds like a lot of fun !
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        Another recommendation for Lakeland bags!!!
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          I've tried using 'sandwich' polythene bags and found that didn't work well at all.

          The Lakeland icing bags are ok, but only fill each bag by about a third because it's difficult to stop the icing coming out of the other end = very messy and probably even messier for kids!

          I've made greaseproof paper bags when I've done icing with kids before. The added bonus with greaseproof paper is that the bags are smaller which are better for small hands plus you can tape the ends up (I use masking tape) so there is a lesser chance of the icing coming out of the wrong end!

          p.s. The ages of the kids that used my greaseproof bags were between 3 and 7 years old. None of the bags burst and because greaseproof paper bags are relatively sturdy, I didn't need to use an icing nozzle in them either. Which made clearing up a lot easier - just put them in the bin.
          Last edited by the card shark; 08-02-2012, 02:15 PM.
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          • #6
            HI everyone and thanks for your replies. I bought some sandwich bags today and tried out and they are a def. no no! But great idea about the greaseproof paper! thanks @carol. I spent so much £ on biscuits today you would not believe!!! And not being much of a biscuit eater I was pretty shocked how cheap they are - 30p a pack, blimey! The kids will have so much fun. If we get some super results, I'll post pics in the Kids Craft section. Much love and happy crafting! Leona.
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            • #7
              Ok so we made the icing bags but never used them!! Kids preferred to spoon it on or use a plastic knife. :0) Here's the results: http://www.craftsforum.co.uk/showthread.php?65843-Biscuit-Buildings!!!-perfect-half-term-fun&p=502283#post502283
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