This past week I took another decorating class and the instructor gave us a great tip for cleaning our decorating bags and tip, because have you ever tried to clean off that greasy buttercream with soap and water? Impossible! She mentioned that soaking your decorating tools in hot water with soap and salt will do the trick. And you know what it does, I got home, put everything in a bowl with super hot water, soap and salt and let it soak overnight. The next day I washed it up and yep, the salt broke down the “greasy” feel on the bag and tips – squeaky clean.
And since are talking greasy stuff. Have you even spilled oil? The mess! I think is one of the most difficult things to pick up and clean up. Sprinkle a thick layer of flour over the spilled oil and wait a few minutes for the flour to absorb the oil. Then with paper towels or a brush move the flour around until it absorbs all the oil, then sweep it up with a dustpan and broom. Final step is to spray the area with your favorite multi-purpose house cleaner (or window cleaner) to wipe away the traces of oil and flour.