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    2 ?'s : Plastic Tips & Old Tip Covers

    Just trying to get organized for the switch from chocolate/confectionary coating to RI/Royal Glaze/CS Glaze...

    1. are plastic tips worthless for real icings? [They are good for melted coatings because they don't cool off as fast as metal.] I've got plenty of both! I'm thinking of keeping the plastics with the coating stuff and the metal tips for real icings. Good/Bad Idea?

    2. Are the old style Wilton plastic tip covers still OK or are the new silicon ones vastly better?

    Just finished Wilton Course Level 1 to get over my fear of pastry bags (always been a bottle baby!) I am so glad so get away of the greasy icing mess! I never went through so much shortening so fast in my enitre life!! After working with cookies for so long, the cake icing tips felt like I was working with a horse's leg! Please, no offense intended to Cake Decorators!!! I just love working with cookies I happily eat & admire both.

    Between using coatings, taking the cake course and ramping up for real cookie icings I am drowning in equipment pieces, parts & supplies, bottles of all sizes, 2 types of couplers (bags/bottles), caps & covers (not to mention hundreds of cookie cutters & still growing). I am surrounded by non-bakers who think/know I'm OCD about cookies. Until I found this forum, it's been very lonely

    I love being among my kind: the cookies obsessed that understand what cookie porn is!

    Thanks so much for being here and being so much help!!!
    Barbara

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    Quote Originally Posted by lov2bake View Post
    Just trying to get organized for the switch from chocolate/confectionary coating to RI/Royal Glaze/CS Glaze...

    1. are plastic tips worthless for real icings? [They are good for melted coatings because they don't cool off as fast as metal.] I've got plenty of both! I'm thinking of keeping the plastics with the coating stuff and the metal tips for real icings. Good/Bad Idea?
    Thanks for the tip on using plastic tips for candy melts. I never thought about the metal tips were cooling the candy too quickly. I will sometimes use the plastic tips for flooding - especially if I have my other tips already coupled on other bags.

    Quote Originally Posted by lov2bake View Post
    2. Are the old style Wilton plastic tip covers still OK or are the new silicon ones vastly better?
    I liked using the old style Wilton covers. (Never tried the new ones.) But the more colors I wanted to use, the more work it was too cap on/off each icing bag. OK - so I guess I could limit my use of colors, but why? So for quite awhile I have had my icing bags on a tray with a damp towel. Then I found this little gem (to make poppers I found out from others on this forum) to hold the icing bags:
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    Quote Originally Posted by lov2bake View Post
    Between using coatings, taking the cake course and ramping up for real cookie icings I am drowning in equipment pieces, parts & supplies, bottles of all sizes, 2 types of couplers (bags/bottles), caps & covers (not to mention hundreds of cookie cutters & still growing). I am surrounded by non-bakers who think/know I'm OCD about cookies. Until I found this forum, it's been very lonely

    I love being among my kind: the cookies obsessed that understand what cookie porn is!
    Drowning in equipment, etc? Put them in a box and see if you don't really need it in a year's time. After that, sign up for the Traveling Cookie Box and make your contributions.

    Welcome to the club! Non-cookiers think we are OCD, but shove a cookie in their mouth to shut them up We are all sick here and not looking for the cure!
    Last edited by Sugar Boy; March 31st, 2012 at 09:20 PM.

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    Thanks Sugar Boy!
    The Traveling Cookie Box sounds like a great idea! I'll have to sign up for the next one. Have many of duplicate cutters from buying lots on ebay!

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