How to Make a Piping Bag


A piping bag doesn't need to come ready made from the kitchen store. There are various ways to hack one at home, using everyday items you'll probably have close to hand.

Part 1
Plastic Piping Bag

Plastic Piping Bag on How to Make a Piping Bag

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Open it.

Plastic Piping Bag on How to Make a Piping Bag

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Do it just the same way that you'd scoop frosting into a normal piping bag.

Plastic Piping Bag on How to Make a Piping Bag

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Keep the hole fairly small, you don't want the frosting oozing everywhere.

Plastic Piping Bag on How to Make a Piping Bag

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There will be enough force to expel the frosting from the bag, so don't squeeze too hard.

Part 2
Paper Piping Bag

Paper Piping Bag on How to Make a Piping Bag

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Fold over into a triangle shape; folding will double its strength. Cut out the triangle.

Paper Piping Bag on How to Make a Piping Bag

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With the right hand, roll the top corner down to the center of the triangle. Hold the paper in this position with the right hand.

Paper Piping Bag on How to Make a Piping Bag

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Paper Piping Bag on How to Make a Piping Bag

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Fold down the loose edges of the open end of the cone so that it does not unroll.

Paper Piping Bag on How to Make a Piping Bag

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With scissors, cut off a very small piece of the tip of the cone. At this point, you can make the piping cone more effective, drop in a piping nozzle in the shape of choice. This makes the piping more accurate and the style of piping is completely controlled by the nozzle choice.

Paper Piping Bag on How to Make a Piping Bag

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Hold the cone between the thumb and fingers as shown. It's now ready for piping.