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How To Fill A Pastry Bag

Filling a pastry bag can sometimes be awkward when trying to cuff the bag over your hand. Here's an easy, mess-free tip to fill a piping/pastry bag. Save time on frosting prep and simplify your cupcake decorating process with this helpful tip for filling pastry bags.

Filling a pastry bag can be tricky, and for recipes like the Marshmallow Topping used in this week's S'mores Cupcakes, time is of the essence. For this particular topping, you have between 10 and 15 minutes to decorate your cupcakes before the marshmallow sets, and the last thing you want to do is struggle with the flimsy bag.

 

    For easy filling, stand an empty piping bag (or resealable plastic bag with the corner snipped) upright in a tall glass. Cuff the bag's edges over the side of the glass, then fill the bag. Prepare the bag while the topping is whipping, fill it, and you'll have plenty of time to dress your cupcakes to perfection!

Tags: Baking, Desserts