So glad to know I'm not alone in disliking the added labor of icing bags. I fiddled with them at the start, got thoroughly frustrated, then tried small baggies but hated the plastic waste. Then I remembered my cooking school roots, and practiced with parchment cones til it became easy...and I love that they go into the compost when done. No muss - no fuss - no waste.
Originally Posted by Julia M. Usher:
I can't comment on the rubber band issue. I use parchment cones and rarely mess with pastry bags - can't stand all of the setup and cleanup. I think if you mix carefully and let the icing rest a bit, you'll probably be fine.