turtle3264 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 1:10am
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I wanted to try the butterflies in the tutorials section. I don't have any piping gel. I wanted to see if there was anything else that I could use. This is for a contest that is coming up.

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kakeladi Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 3:47am
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When I make them I never use piping gel. It just make them shiney....not really necessary.
Now I haven't seen the tutorial you mention so I'm not sure. Don't they coat waferpaper b'flies w/it then sprinkle sugar on?
Well, just dust them w/sparkle dust or leave them plain.

turtle3264 Posted 9 Sep 2008 , 3:54am
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In the tutorial, you use markers to draw the butterfly on wafer paper or vellum. Then you spread piping gel over that and sprinkle sugar over it. So I think the gel is what makes it hold its shape. They always look so thick and unrealistic when I do them out of mmf, so I wanted to try something new.

JanH Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 3:44am
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Make your own piping gel:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-6998-1-Piping-Gel-That-Works.html

HTH

turtle3264 Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 3:50am
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I didn't even know that you could do that! Thanks

bizatchgirl Posted 10 Sep 2008 , 4:00am
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I wonder if you could use glucose. I have the Wilton's glucose and I've come close to mistaking it for piping gel before. I'm not sure if the taste, but it seems to have a similar consistency.

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