Piping Gel

Decorating By DyMakesCake Updated 12 Jun 2009 , 3:35am by jammjenks

DyMakesCake Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 1:12am
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I have never used Piping gel but got some on a whim from a Wal-Mart that was remodeling and had it on clearance.

What is this stuff used for exactly? For instance, I am doing a cake tonight to take to work tomorrow, nothing special, basically just a practice cake. It is for our monthly birthdays. I have everything done except for the writing. Do I just mix this with color and pipe it directly onto the cake? I already mixed some and it seems VERY runny. I am worried about it bleeding into my buttercream.

I have a very unsteady hand so I was just thinking this would help my writing but not if it's gonna bleed.

TIA!!!

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kakeladi Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 1:23am
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.......What is this stuff used for exactly?........doing a cake tonight to take to work tomorrow....for our monthly birthdays....everything done except for the writing. Do I just mix this with color and pipe it directly onto the cake? I already mixed some and it seems VERY runny. I am worried about it bleeding into my buttercream.....

It will make your writing stand out, shinny and nice. Yes, it is very thin. Use tip #1 for writing. I use a very, very small parchment bag w/just the tip in it (no coupler).
It takes color easily so you just need a tiny dab. I haven't had it bleed into b'cream.
It makes great water - ponds, etcicon_smile.gif

DyMakesCake Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 1:36am
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Originally Posted by kakeladi



It will make your writing stand out, shinny and nice. Yes, it is very thin. Use tip #1 for writing. I use a very, very small parchment bag w/just the tip in it (no coupler).
It takes color easily so you just need a tiny dab. I haven't had it bleed into b'cream.
It makes great water - ponds, etcicon_smile.gif





Thank you so much. I think I added too much coloring so I'll just mix up some more. You saved me from a night of stressing over something that probably shouldn't be stressed over anyways. THANKS!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

jammjenks Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 3:35am
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I also use it to trace patterns onto a cake.

http://www.wilton.com/decorating/patterns/transferring-patterns.cfm

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