How to Use a Decorating Bag
1- If you are not using a coupler or if the decorating bag is large, simply place the tip in the bag. If you are using a coupler, place the desired decorating tip on the coupler base and screw the coupler ring into place over the tip to hold it securely.
2- To fill the bag with frosting or whipped cream, fold down the open end of the bag to form a cuff approximately 2 inches wide. Holding the bag beneath the cuff and using a spatula, fill the bag half full with frosting. (Don't fill the bag too full or frosting will back up out of the bag.)
3- To close the bag, unfold the cuff and twist the top of the bag, forcing the frosting down into the tip. Continue to twist the end of the bag as you decorate.
4- To change decorating tips, unscrew the coupler ring, remove the tip, replace it with another tip and screw the ring on again. How to Make Rosettes Using a star tip, press out frosting or whipped cream, using steady, even pressure, into a circle. Then, without stopping, spiral the frosting on top in a smaller circle, finally ending the swirl in a peak as you decrease the pressure.
How to Make Rosettes
Using a star tip, press out frosting or whipped cream, suing steady, even pressure, into a circle. Then, without stopping, spiral the frosting on top in a smaller circle, finally ending the swirl in a peak as you decrease the pressure.
How to Make Drop Flowers
Using a drop flower tip, hold the decorating bag perpendicular to the cake with the tip touching the surface. Squeeze the bag, keeping the tip in frosting until petals are formed. Stop pressure and pull away.
Drop Flower Tip: Makes easy flowers
Leaf Tip: Makes plain, ruffled or stand-up leaves
Petal Tip: Makes roses and flower petals. Also used for making ribbons, bows, swags and ruffles.
Star Tip: Makes shells and small borders. Also used for making stars, rosettes and simple flowers
Writing Tip: Makes dots, beads and balls and is used for writing
From "Betty Crocker's Ultimate Cake Mix Cookbook." Text Copyright 2004 General Mills, Inc. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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