Corn Syrup To Thin Icing?

Decorating By luv2cook721 Updated 22 Jun 2009 , 9:04pm by luv2cook721

luv2cook721 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:24pm
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I am visiting my mom and making her a cake. I didn't bring any piping gel, but want to pipe vines. I was thinking a few drops of corn syrup would thin the icing down to make the vines stay nice while piping, but wanted suggestions.

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Rylan Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:27pm
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I usually just use the liquid for my buttercream to thin down icing. Water for royal icing.

JGMB Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 2:32pm
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Yes, I've used corn syrup before, both in cake buttercream and in cookie glace. It works fine.

txnonnie Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 4:18pm
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I have used corn syrup in cooking icing. I don't see why it would not work just fine in the buttercream.

sweetsbystacy Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 4:23pm
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I only use corn syrupin BC....it makes writing with icing easier IMO and makes nicer points on leaves.

luv2cook721 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 4:37pm
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Thanks, gonna give it a try right now.

luv2cook721 Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 9:04pm
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It worked out really well.

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