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How I Like To Store My Icing Tips

I’m back from my weekend trip and I’m excited to start working on a cookie project that has been stirring in my brain for weeks. Do you daydream about cookies? Well I do. I can be going about my day and all of a sudden random cookie ideas pop in my head. I think I may have a problem. Do you dream about cookies? I do. I wake up some mornings realizing that I dreamt about cookies and what I’d like to try next. Did I mention that I have a problem? Hopefully what is in my head will come out the way I want it to on this next set of cookies.

Anyway, while I’m prepping for my next project I thought I’d share with you how I like to store my icing tips. If you follow LilaLoa then you know that recently she asked for everyone to share how they store their icing colors.聽I store my icing colors in a toolbox container聽that I found at The Container Store. Since I store them in my office this toolbox comes in handy to transport my colors to my kitchen when I’m ready to start coloring icing. Of course it’s not good for the giant bottles of color but works great for the smaller sized bottles. Now LilaLoa is asking for everyone to show her their cookie cutters聽but I’m not ready to show those yet. I tend to buy cutters faster than I can organize them so my storage is still a work in progress.

Inspired by her great idea I’m sharing my icing tip storage. It’s simply a box that I found in the bead section of Hobby Lobby. I labeled the compartments so I can quickly grab the tip I need. It also holds couplers, tip covers and bag ties. When I first became obsessed with cookie decorating I went crazy and bought supplies like crazy. Honestly, it was a waste of money.聽The tips I use the most are PME 1.5, PME 2, PME 3, Wilton 2, Wilton 3 and Wilton 4. I like PME tips for details and outlining because of the smooth lines they produce. I like the Wilton tips for flooding. If you’re new to cookie decorating start out slow and figure out which tips you like best before you go buy a ton of them. Also, I’ve learned from other decorators to try and simplify designs by not using too many colors. The more colors you use the more tips you need and the more cleanup you have. Sometimes less is more. It’s something I’m working on because I hate cleanup.

There you have it—my icing tip storage. How do you store yours?


  1. Great idea!! In a ziploc bag, and it’s always a mess. I may have to head out to Michaels – like right now!!! do you have just one brand of couplers? i’ve made the mistake of buying so many random ones that i have to match them. I only have 1 set of PME tips and could use more – such a pain to wash when switching colors. Love this tip!

    • Thanks! Yes I only use Wilton couplers. I may have one or two Ateco ones but they were given to me in a cake decorating class. I leave them with my cake decorating supplies so that I don’t get them mixed in with my cookie ones. Makes it easier to grab a coupler and not worry about it screwing on right. I love PME tips I just hate the price. I was like you and only had 1 or 2 but that quickly changed when I had to keep washing them. They are an investment but they are good quality. I’ve left my tips in water too long and the Wilton ones turn gross but the PME’s stay nice. Thanks for commenting 馃檪

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  3. I have been trying to figure out how to organize my stash! I have outgrown my little wilton tip organizer box. 馃檪 just found your blog! I’m loving all the helpful tips!

  4. I’ve been trying to find an inexpensive way to store my tips – had them in a pencil box but they don’t stay organized; and I didn’t want to spend so much money on the Wilton organizer box. Thanks so much for the idea! I also make jewelry, so I have a few of these containers! Can’t wait to get organized – thanks for the tip!

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  6. Audrey O. says:

    I have been a cake decorator for uears, and have always put my icing colors in a large ziploc bag and then tossed them in a tote that I keep all my ither supplies in. After finishing my daughters 3rd bday cake last wek, I said, “Ugh! I’m so tired of this leaky mess every time I open this tote.” Thank God, they’re in a baggie, but still….It just now hit me that there has got to be a better way, and so to pinterest I went. All I can say to this idea, is “Duh!” So simple, yet effective. Thanks for sharing. Off to find a toolbox type container. I don’t have a container store nearby, but I do have a hobby lobby. You think I can find one there?

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