If you do your own cake and cookie decorating, you’ll save a lot of money and feature your special personal touch! But it’s always a little daunting doing the first decorating run on your beautiful cake. Here’s a money-saving way to become proficient with the pastry bag…

When decorating a cake with a pastry bag, practice on a piece of parchment and then you can scrape the frosting off and reuse it. You get a trial period on your design without wasting any product.

Thanks to Better Homes and Gardens for help with this tip.

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