Pastry Tubes Won’t Fit My Bag
Posted: 10 December 2008 11:10 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Argh!  This is so embarrassing.  I just purchased a set of 10 Artco pastry tubes like this:

https://www.atecousa.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=810&Category_Code=tsets&Product_Count=4

And I realize I don’t know how to fit them onto my new, larger pastry bag, like this:

https://www.atecousa.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=3118&Category_Code=rbags&Product_Count=14

I have previously only used a much smaller bag that came with tips and a coupler….it was an Artco kit.  The new, larger bag has no coupler and for the life of me I can’t figure out how this is supposed to work.  Does the tip go inside the bag?  Do I need a coupler?

I feel like I’m either missing an essential piece or else I’m the biggest idiot on the block.  red face

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Posted: 11 December 2008 10:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi Sarah - You don’t need to use a coupler.  The tips can go directly into the bag.  If the tip doesn’t clear the end of the bag, just trim the bag a little at a time until the tip shows.  Don’t cut too much off of the bag or the tip will fall out of the bag.

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Posted: 11 December 2008 11:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi Patrincia,

Thanks so much for helping me out with this.  I seem to have a talent for making simple things complicated…Sheesh!

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Posted: 11 December 2008 12:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Patricia is right, you can use it without a coupler or you could buy a large coupler. I have a few of them. Unfortunately, I am unable to tell you where you could buy them in the US b/c I live in Toronto.

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Posted: 11 December 2008 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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You can buy the couplers at Craft stores and bakery supply stores - various sizes are available.  You really only need a coupler if you’re planning on changing tips without emptying the pastry bag.  I find it’s kind of a hassle so I prefer to use several bags, or if I only need a second tip for one or two accents, I’ll manually hold a second tip over the tip that is in the bag I’m using.

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Posted: 11 December 2008 10:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks Rozanne and Patrincia.

I probably won’t need to change tips anytime soon…Clearly, I’m still in the beginners phase of decorating. :smile:  But I do like the idea of using more than one bag or holding a second tip over the first one, if needed. 

You all are such a great help…Thanks so much!

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Posted: 12 December 2008 01:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I can’t remember when did I use my couplers last. Really gets in my way with my precision fingers!  Tip over a tip, or bag inside a bag works each time I need to change tips.

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Posted: 16 December 2008 09:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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The tip over a tip “tip” worked perfectly. smile

You guys are the best!

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Posted: 20 December 2008 04:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Excellent - so glad to help!
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