Alternative to Glad Wrap Pods

Hi, everyone,

I was wondering if anyone has found a good alternative to using Glad Wrap to put their icing into pods before putting it in the icing bag? I can't imagine not using this technique. I've done it forever and it really helps me save on wasted icing as well as bags and clean up.

The problem is that the Plastic Glad wrap isn't really environmentally friendly, and it can't be recycled at all here where I am.  'd like to still use this technique but has anyone found any way of doing it with something other than Glad Wrap/cling film?

Thanks so much.

Janine

 

 

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I use parchment cones for 100% of my outlining and flooding and a lot of simple dot and line work. They are biodegradable, and you don't have the hassle/time of making pods (which is likely more than making a cone, which takes seconds), and no bag cleanup. I only use pastry bags (unlined, without pods) when using metal tips. I hate the bag cleanup, but making pods seems even more time-consuming.

Julia M. Usher posted:
Econlady posted:

I have never been able to make a cone that didn’t unravel on me.

Well then, I can teach you how I make and handle them at CookieCon! They rarely unravel on me unless I completely abuse them! 

I’m always willing to learn.  I’m looking forward to seeing you st CookieCon.  

Julia M. Usher posted:

I use parchment cones for 100% of my outlining and flooding and a lot of simple dot and line work. They are biodegradable, and you don't have the hassle/time of making pods (which is likely more than making a cone, which takes seconds), and no bag cleanup. I only use pastry bags (unlined, without pods) when using metal tips. I hate the bag cleanup, but making pods seems even more time-consuming.

Thanks for the reply, Julia! Your site and videos are amazing!

/end fangirl moment

I are the cones something you need special supplies for or a special kind of cone? Or is any kind of parchment you can buy at a baking store fine? I ask because I am in South Africa and sometimes it isn't as easy to find the things that might be readily available everywhere else.  

Thanks

Janine

 

JanineH posted:
Julia M. Usher posted:

I use parchment cones for 100% of my outlining and flooding and a lot of simple dot and line work. They are biodegradable, and you don't have the hassle/time of making pods (which is likely more than making a cone, which takes seconds), and no bag cleanup. I only use pastry bags (unlined, without pods) when using metal tips. I hate the bag cleanup, but making pods seems even more time-consuming.

Thanks for the reply, Julia! Your site and videos are amazing!

/end fangirl moment

I are the cones something you need special supplies for or a special kind of cone? Or is any kind of parchment you can buy at a baking store fine? I ask because I am in South Africa and sometimes it isn't as easy to find the things that might be readily available everywhere else.  

Thanks

Janine

 

 Most any kind of parchment paper will do, though some have more silicone coating than others, so the paper holds up longer without getting wet. I use Reynolds brand, which is quite good for cones.

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