I have a quick question. I'm doing a beach themed cake and I was going to use piping gel tinted blue for water. Do I put parchement paper down first so the cake doesnt get soggy(they are not getting the cake until tomorrow) or do I just put the gel on the cake. I didn't know if it would make the cake soggy. I thought if it did i could put down the parchement paper and they could just lift it off the icing before they ate it. Sorry if its a stupid question I just have not dealt with piping gel alot. Thank you for your time. Susie
You can apply the blue gell over icing or fondant. It starts to dry a bit quite soon, so it does not soak into anything.
I do this all the time. In fact I have 2 cakes that I have yet to load into my photos but will do today that have blue piping gel for water. I also like to add some pixie dust for sparkle jsut to jazz it up a bit. I do completely frost the cake and then place it on the fondant and/or BC. I hope this helps.
Thank you very much for your quick responses. I'm getting ready to decorate it now and you replied in perfect timing. Thanks and again and have a great day!! Susie
I might be too late but I highly recommend that you apply it over a coating of very light blue fondant or buttercream. Piping gel is see thru and you will see the brownish tinge of the cake thru the gel.
Also, one lesson I learned the hard way, use very, very little blue dye. Coloring goes a long way in piping gel and you can always use more if you need to.
I will upload my swimming pool cake for you to see. I almost used too much blue in this one.
WOW!! That cake is just adorable. I would love to learn to make people and animals like you do. I bought playdough to practice with but everytime I make them they look awful. Thanks for your suggestions I really do appreciate everyones help. CC and the members are the best!!