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Quick video: how to make a piping bag

Learn how to make your own piping bag in just 20 seconds (watch the video above). All you need is a sheet of baking paper and some scissors.

Step-by-step guide: how to make a piping bag

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1. Prepare a piece of baking paper in the shape of a right hand triangle.

2. Lie it on your worktop surface, with the longest edge facing you.

3. Bring one corner up to the top point; then using that as a guide, wrap the other half of the triangle all the way around to create a bag.

4. Secure with a small fold at the top of the bag.

5. Snip the end of the bag off to create a nozzle.

6. Why not use your newfound skill in the recipe below?

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CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA CUPCAKES

40 minutes, makes 24, easy

butter 100g, at room temperature

caster sugar 100g

eggs 2

self-raising flour 100g

cocoa powder 2 tbsp

vanilla essence a few drops

white chocolate 200g, melted

dark chocolate 200g, melted

silver balls to decorate

step 1

Heat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/gas 4. Cream the butter and sugar together, then beat in the eggs and flour. Divide the mix into 2 and add the cocoa to one half and the vanilla to the other. Add a drop of milk to the chocolate mix if it is too stiff.

step 2

Spoon into mini muffin tins lined with paper cases, making some chocolate and some vanilla. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool.

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step 3

Dip the vanilla cakes in dark chocolate and the chocolate ones in white chocolate. Decorate with buttons or sprinkles.