An invaluable tool for piping buttercream or icing onto cakes, desserts and biscuits, filling doughnuts or creating pastry shapes. Discover BBC Good Food's top piping bags, nozzles and sets.
Best… Starter kit
Kimberley says: "This 7-piece kit includes a reusable bag and 6 stainless steel tips suitable for piping pastry, cream and choux, although it’s not suitable for fine pipe work. The very large nozzles make it difficult to use all of the mix, so there is a little more wastage with these tips than with smaller ones."
£13.99, from Lakeland
Best… Stand-alone bag
Kimberley says: "This flexible polyester bag doesn’t come with any extras, but it was really good quality and easy to use. It has a heat-sealed edge that wont leak at the seams. It might be a little large for piping cream for cakes or choux, but that’s not its purpose."
£5.99, from Lakeland
Kimberley says: "This bag had a lovely grip and comes with eight stainless steel icing tips that performed well. Although the very narrow neck made it tricky to invert the bag for cleaning it is dishwasher safe."
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What Kimberley looked for…
Ease of use: A bag of decent size with high grip quality.
Quality: The durability of the bag and whether it held under the weight of the contents or split under pressure.
Usefulness of attachments: Any nozzles included in sets were assessed for practicality.
Ease of cleaning: Non-disposable piping bags should be of use again and again, so how easily can they be washed up?
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