How to clean your bottles and tips after decorating

How to clean your bottles and tips after decorating

I’ve taught enough classes to know one of my top questions is how to clean your bottles and tips after decorating.  One of the most taxing things to do after decorating cookies, cakes or cupcakes, is cleaning up everything you used.  Listen, I get the struggle.  So I put together this short little “Clean Up” to-do list for all of you bakers out there.

Boil the tips and couplers

Yup!  You read that right.  Boil the tips and the couples, no matter the size.  This will save you TONS of time and headache if you just boil them.  The boiling water helps to release all of the grease and butter from the icings.  Literally all of them.  Royal icing, meringue-based icings and crusting buttercreams.  They all become super clean just by boiling them after each use and immediately allowing them to dry.

And for those of you that use reusable bags…….boil them too!

Use disposable bags

Seriously, especially if you are decorating cookies.  I prefer the TMP tipless bags.  I don’t even use a coupler nor a tip with these.  Super, simple, clean up.  If you must use a couple and tip, disposable bags are still my go too.  Disposable bags are not that expensive unless you are using a super thick bag.  In this case, you should be charging your clients accordingly for using this product.

Shake it Shake it Shake it

When cleaning bottles after using royal icing and you can find that it’s hard to get them fully clean on the first go round.  I’ve used baby bottle spongers and toothpicks in the past.  Lately, I started using super hot water and my own arm strength to SHAKE the icing loose.  Check out this video for details.

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ent with your favorite ways of cleaning tips that you’ve found!

How to clean your bottles and tips after decorating

How to clean your bottles and tips after decorating

Instructions

 Boil the tips and couplers

Yup! You read that right. Boil the tips and the couples, no matter the size. This will save you TONS of time and headache if you just boil them. The boiling water helps to release all of the grease and butter from the icings. Literally all of them. Royal icing, meringue-based icings and crusting buttercreams. They all become super clean just by boiling them after each use and immediately allowing them to dry.

And for those of you that use reusable bags.......boil them too!

Use disposable bags

Seriously, especially if you are decorating cookies. I prefer the TMP tipless bags. I don't even use a coupler nor a tip with these. Super, simple, clean up. If you must use a couple and tip, disposable bags are still my go too. Disposable bags are not that expensive unless you are using a super thick bag. In this case, you should be charging your clients accordingly for using this product.

Shake it Shake it Shake it

When cleaning bottles after using royal icing and you can find that it's hard to get them fully clean on the first go round. I've used baby bottle spongers and toothpicks in the past. Lately, I started using super hot water and my own arm strength to SHAKE the icing loose. Check out this video for details.



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