I attended a decorating class and the teacher mentioned how 'expensive' it was to buy piping gel and how easy it was to do it yourself with corn syrup. She just casually mentioned the recipe which I no longer remember except for the corn syrup.
Anyone here who do their own Piping Gel? Anyone got a good recipe for it?
Thanks in advance!
Fellow Baker from Vancouver, BC
PIPING GEL RECIPE
2 Envelopes ( 2 Tbs ) unflavored gelatin.
2 Tbs cold water
2 Cups light karo syrup or light corn syrup.
Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in a small saucepan and
let set for about 5 minutes.
Heat on low until the gelatin has become clear/dissolved-DO NOT BOIL.
Add the syrup and heat thoroughly.
Cool and store,refrigerated for up to 2 months.
Add colloring paste/gel or food colloring drops to get desired color.
Put in icing or plastic squeeze bottle and decorate.
thanks for the recipe!!!!!!!
Thank you so much will save people so much money
Thanks so much.
Thanks so much.
Thanks for the recipe
When making this be careful to stir slowly, as you don't want to get air bubbles in the gel. The first time I made it, I got too many bubbles in it.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!
thank you that is a great thing to know
thanks, great money saver!!
Thank you for sharing with everyone. I never even thought that you could make your own piping gel.
I was just at Michael's and was going to buy piping gel but it was pretty expensive and I thought just maybe I could find a recipe for it!!!! The first post I read and here it is. This is great. I read that you could use this to attach fondant and gumpaste flowers to cakes. Can you tell me some other uses for this piping gel?
Thanks so much
Thanks, I don't use piping gel much but I live so far from anywhere that I can get it that this will help alot.
i tinned it blue to use on top of a cake as a frog pond
Glue for sticking fondant cutouts on cookies.
Thinning royal icing to make it not so hard.
Thinning buttercream to make writing easier and smoother.
Stained glass on top of cakes.
Shiny dog's nose...
Have been given a recipe for glow- in- the- dark piping gel. Have yet to try it myself- would look pretty cool if it works, huh? The first recipe is for home- made piping gel from scratch- and the second is for how to modify 'bought' piping gel to make it glow. Happy decorating!
1. Empty 2 cups of cold tonic water into a saucepan, then sprinkle 2 tbsp. of unflavored gelatin to the water. Wait 5 minutes for the gelatin to dissolve.
2. Warm the mixture over low heat until the tonic water and gelatin mixture is clear.
3. Add 1 1/2 cups of light corn syrup to the mixture and heat through, but do not boil.
4. Remove the piping gel mixture from the pan and spoon into a bowl or storage container. Cool the piping gel, then refrigerate until ready to use.
5. Take the clear piping gel out of the refrigerator. Dip a toothpick into the gel food coloring just enough to coat the toothpick. Dip the gel coated toothpick into the piping gel and mix in the color. Add more gel food coloring using this method until you get the color you want.
Pre-made Piping Gel
1. Measure 2 cups of the piping gel and place it into a saucepan.
2. Add 2 tbsp. of tonic water to the piping gel and mix together in the saucepan.
3. Check the piping gel consistency with a spoon. If the mixture sticks to the back of a spoon, fill the plastic squeeze bottle with the piping gel and use.
4. Add 1 tbsp. of powdered unflavored gelatin to the mixture (if the mixture is too runny for piping). Warm the gel mixture in the saucepan on a stove top on low heat until the piping gel thickens to the proper consistency.