Help! Piping Gel Image???

Decorating By briansbaker Updated 12 Apr 2009 , 2:38pm by KathysCC

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briansbaker Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:02am
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SO, THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE DONE ONE..

CAN I MAKE THE IMAGE NOW AND LEAVE IT ON THE WAX PAPER TONIGHT AND PLACE IT ON THE CAKE TOMORROW?

DO I LEAVE IT ON COUNTER, OR FRIGDE?

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KathysCC Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:21am
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Are you talking about using the piping gel to transfer the image so you can pipe it in with buttercream?

If so, then no, I wouldn't leave it overnight, it might dry and not transfer or worse yet, become too sticky and lift off the buttercream or fondant.

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briansbaker Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 1:30am
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SO.. ONCE I GET IT ON THE WAX PAPER. IT WILL PEEL OFF? THEN JUST PLACE IT ON THE CAKE? IT'S MY FIRST TIME. IT'S GOING ONTO WHIPPED ICING.. SO CAN I PLACE IT ON THE CAKE AND THEN KEEP IN THE FRIDGE

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Cakepro Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 3:17am
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Take off the caps lock, sister! You're yelling. icon_smile.gif

I have never heard of anyone letting piping gel dry and then peeling it off of the waxed paper to place on a cake.

Are you sure you're not trying to do a piping gel transfer??

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KathysCC Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 2:38pm
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Yes, I've also never heard of peeling it off.

A piping gel transfer is where you print a backwards image, lay a piece of wax paper over the image and trace it with a 1 or 2 tipped bag of piping gel. You immediately place this on the cake and you will have an outline to follow which you can then fill in with buttercream stars.

I used the technique on this photo in my gallery.
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1311831

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