how do i make icing look like water? I am pretty sure that i use the piping gel but should i buy it or make it? I found some recipes. and can i just smooth it on top of buttercream?? Thanks for the help!!!!
If you can make it go for it, Just add blue food color a little at a time until you get the desired color, and yes you can smooth it on Buttercream (Gently though),
You can also buy it, it is not that expensive. I used the wilton piping gel (got at Wal-Mart), colored blue in my dolphin cake I made for my daughter back in March.
hmmm maybe i should take a drive...i dunno if i should try to make it lol.
Hobby Lobby has a 25% off regular price coupon --not their usual 40%, but worth it to invest in the piping gel which is only about $4.99 anyway. It goes a long way and can also be used to glue on fondant pieces to cakes later, etc.
Also, depending on the kind of water you are making (I have two cakes with the look as if the water is splashing, you can paint some white bc or ri into the area to give it some depth. If it is a pooled effect, the same goes for the water, I paint the "hole" (for lack of a better description) with a solid first, then put the piping gel on top of that so there is depth to it. I also use teal with sky blue to give it a true water hue.
I'd buy it if you can. I had disastrous results making piping gel. It mixed up nice, made water on the top of the cake, put in fridge, next morning it had gotten very watery and dripped down the sides of my cake! Not pretty.