Homemade Piping Gel?

Baking By MammaViv Updated 9 Oct 2011 , 12:26pm by Halo-Cakes

MammaViv Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 6:41am
post #1 of 18

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. icon_sad.gif

Anyone here who do their own Piping Gel? Anyone got a good recipe for it? icon_smile.gif

Thanks in advance! icon_wink.gif

Fellow Baker from Vancouver, BC

17 replies
jenjosh Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 7:25am
post #2 of 18

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.

asul Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 7:34am
post #3 of 18

thanks for the recipe!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

diane Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 9:21am
post #4 of 18

DITTO!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

mamatank Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 12:09pm
post #5 of 18

Thank you so much will save people so much money

Shamitha Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 1:46pm
post #6 of 18

Thanks so much. icon_smile.gif

Shamitha Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 1:46pm
post #7 of 18

Thanks so much. icon_smile.gif

giggysmack Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 4:43pm
post #8 of 18

Thanks for the recipe

smoore Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 4:57pm
post #9 of 18

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.

MammaViv Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 4:57pm
post #10 of 18

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

mamatank Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 5:04pm
post #11 of 18

thank you that is a great thing to know

UGoCakes Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 5:14pm
post #12 of 18

thanks, great money saver!!

cococakes Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 5:19pm
post #13 of 18

Thank you for sharing with everyone. I never even thought that you could make your own piping gel.

Cookies4kids Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 5:56pm
post #14 of 18

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

mbelgard Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 6:03pm
post #15 of 18

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.

mamatank Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 7:19pm
post #16 of 18

i tinned it blue to use on top of a cake as a frog pond

7yyrt Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 8:11pm
post #17 of 18

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...

Halo-Cakes Posted 9 Oct 2011 , 12:26pm
post #18 of 18

Hi all,

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!

Homemade Gel
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. icon_smile.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%