These bags can be an extremely useful addition to your bakery as they are used for many different tasks in the kitchen, but their predominant job is to be used in decorating pastries or cakes. The bags are joined with specialty tips the can create multiple patterns with icing, depending on which shaped tip you happen to be using with your frosting.
There are many different sizes of bags as well as materials from cloth to vinyl. Some are even disposable for an easy clean up solution for caterers and home chefs alike. Not only can pastry bags be filled with delicious icing just waiting to top a cake, they can also be used to dish up many different confections in the commercial kitchen.
Catering a picnic? Instead of trying to spoon-fill dozens of deviled eggs, try filling a pastry bag with the yolk mixture and you can fill your eggs halves much more quickly and cleanly than if you attempted to spoon that mix into each individual egg yourself.
You can use the bag to hold your cream or mousse for pastries. It makes filling the mold so much easier. The same technique can be used on meat pastes. Fill the bag with a pate and pre spread bread and crackers for your customers. Or use it to pipe mashed potatoes back into their skins for a twice baked potato with an extra special presentation.
It’s sure to catch the eye of not only the person whose party you are catering, but several guests are bound to notice. A pastry bag makes fast, clean and easy work of just about any task in the kitchen that involves a semi-solid, paste like substance.