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Decorating Bags: Handling
Holding the bag seems simple enough, but it really can mean the difference between success and frustration. I'll show you two ways to hold it and you can experiment to see which one feels the most natural for you. I'll show you the way I do it first, since I know that the best!
1. You will want a comfortable "palm-full" of frosting-- about the size of an egg-- in your hand. Trying to squeeze too much frosting will tire out your hand very quickly. Squeeze the remaining frosting up to the top of your bag, and twist the bag between the two portions of frosting.
If you try the above method and it feels awkward, try doing it this way (lots of decorators do!):