What Works Best To Make It Look Like Water

Decorating By silent_ranks_cakes Updated 1 Apr 2009 , 11:07pm by islandgirl72

silent_ranks_cakes Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 12:27pm
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I am attempting to make my niece a tinkerbell themed cake for her birthday. An I was wanting to have like a stream running thru like a grass area with tinks treehouse off to the side. An I want to have the water look really blue an like pop, what would be best? Not like icing blue but clear, does that make sense.

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cakes22 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 12:45pm
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I would use piping gel coloured with a bit of blue.

hth

Ladivacrj Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 12:56pm
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I used piping gel on my golf cake it cme out great.

ChefAngie Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 12:58pm
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I use piping gel for water.
Color it blue.
Air brush different shades of blue where you want the water to flow then cover with the piping gel.
Happy Baking and Decorating,
Chef Angie

chilz822 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 3:08pm
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Does piping gel have flavor? If not, can you add flavor without compromising the texture? There's just something about the idea of blue tasteless jelly that doesn't sound very appealing! I need to make water also and I'd love to use gel instead of straight buttercream, but I'm leary of a tasteless goo...
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Cak3mama Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 3:15pm
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I also say piping Gel ..and you can put edible glitter on the top to give the effect of sparkling water .

Ladivacrj Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 3:38pm
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Piping gel has a sweet taste to it, it's not bad at all. I don't see a reason you couldn't add a flavor to it, for as much as you would need, it shouldn't change the consistency.

silent_ranks_cakes Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 10:20pm
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thank you everybody for your help

islandgirl72 Posted 1 Apr 2009 , 11:07pm
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I made my own piping gel with a recipe I found on the net and then tinted it blue. It was really easy to do and keeps in the fridge for the next time I might need it. It is the water around my princess castle cake in my photos.

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