I am wondering if anyone out there in Cake Land can help me. I'm making a cake this week with gp/fondant butterflies, and I want to cover their wings in different colored sanding sugar. The only thing is, I'm not sure what the best way is to make the sugar stick. Water? Piping gel? What would you recommend?
I would say water... the piping gel might be to thick... just a thought
I would take a spray bottle with water and LIGHTLY spray it with water then dust with your sugar. HTH!
TXcupcake, you can thin piping gel down with either extract such as lemon or vodka. Then lightly paint the butterfly wings with it. If you use water only the sugar tends to want to melt... same as true sugar and water. Know this 'cause I've 'been there done that' and learned it the hard way. LOL
Ya, definitely piping gel - thinned down or full strength. Water is bad for the reasons Win laid out. Think about what happens when sugar gets wet.
See, I knew you guys would come through! Thanks so much for the help!