How many of you hate to clean out your frosting bags when you're done with a project? Or even worse is having to refill them with frosting mid-project and have a goopy mess on your hands? Well I learned a new trick last week from my mom that makes life SO much easier when you're piping!
First lay out a square of plastic wrap, and put a blob of icing in the middle of it (this was pretty runny icing that I was using for sugar cookies). Next, fold one side of the plastic over the icing and roll it up like a tootsie roll. Snip off the extra plastic on one end with scissors, and twist the other end. Prepare your frosting bag as you normally would (coupler, tip, etc) and then just put your plastic-wrapped icing right in! Put the cut side in and the twisted side out, and then just twist and squeeze your frosting bag as usual. If your icing runs out before the job is done; no problem! Just remove the whole plastic tootsie roll thing from your frosting bag and make a new one. Your frosting bag stays totally clean except for the the very tip, and it's so much easier to deal with.
Thanks for the great tip, Mom!