How to Use a Pastry Bag Without Making a Mess

Decorating cookies and cakes is a lot of fun… and time consuming… and a headache to clean up after, especially if you’re using a pastry or piping bag. Fortunately, this genius why-didn’t-I-think-of-that method from YouTuber KarensCookies at least keeps the mess part of the production to a minimum:

Of course, if you have a baking project that doesn’t require a coupler, you can always use the ol’ plastic bag as a dispenser trick:


Suddenly in the mood to whip up something decadent? Try one of these easy Spring cakes.


  1. sally

    that is an awesome tip. thanks

    April 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm
  2. Sheri Thomas

    THX for sharing this tip. Can’t wait to try it out. I see some cookie decorating in my future.

    April 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm
  3. Brenda


    April 25, 2014 at 9:44 pm
  4. Michelle Lubbers

    The saran wrap interferes with the opening and distorts the tip design… what am I doing wrong???

    April 25, 2014 at 11:25 pm
  5. Susan

    Good tip for the home decorator but tedious for a professional decorator. I go through a lot of frosting. Constantly need to refill .

    April 28, 2014 at 11:55 pm
  6. grace tee

    It’s look like fabulous and I wanted to do this at home.

    November 28, 2014 at 12:11 am

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