Step-by-step guide: how to make a piping bag
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?
CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA CUPCAKES
40 minutes, makes 24, easy
butter 100g, at room temperature
caster sugar 100g
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
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.
Spoon into mini muffin tins lined with paper cases, making some chocolate and some vanilla. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool.
Dip the vanilla cakes in dark chocolate and the chocolate ones in white chocolate. Decorate with buttons or sprinkles.