If you don't have a pastry bag, improvise with a plastic bag.

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1) Fill a 1-quart sealable plastic bag with whatever you want to pipe. Seal the bag almost completely, leaving a small opening for air to escape from the top as you squeeze.

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2) Snip off one corner of the bag with scissors, making an opening the size you desire.

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3) Fold the top of the bag over a few times, then gently push whatever you're piping down to the snipped corner and proceed with piping in whatever pattern you desire or according to the recipe.