Pull the bottom of the bag up over your hand. Zip the top of the bag closed, pressing out all the air that you can.
Zip the Top and Twist to Secure
Twist the bag at the top, where the icing ends and empty bag begins. This will keep the icing from moving all over the bag as you decorate.
Secure and Snip
You don’t need fancy tips to make fancy cookies. Rather than relying on the shape of a cake decorator’s tip to create a unique-looking stream of frosting, you can cut the design yourself right out of the freezer bag.
Here’s a quick demo for four simple frosting ideas you can do. Just grab a pair of sharp scissors and follow the red guides on the images below:
Cutting a long, diagonal slit at the tip of the bag will give you a nice, flat tip that’s perfect for piping a thick, straight line.
Three little triangle-shaped snips at the tip of your bag will create a cute spaghetti-like drizzle of icing that’s perfect for creating pretty petals, daisies, or poinsettias.
Slice a very thin strip just to the side of the bag’s seam and you’ll be able to pipe leaves and other simple motifs.
A quick snip from the tip of the freezer bag makes a nice icing writer. Lend a personalized flair with this tip, adding your favorite names and words to everything from birthday cakes to Christmas cookies.