It's my first time making a big cake I am making a bathtub with a baby cake for a baby shower I wanted to know if I can use knox alone & will it taste good or should I use marshmellows instead for the water part where the doll is going to be in? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
For that you need to use piping gel tinted blue, it's like having real water on your cake!
Yep, piping gel tinted blue. Wilton's makes it, they have it at Michaels.
Blue piping gel is what I used to make water for a golf cake (for the water hazard).
do they sell clear piping gel?
Yes Michael's does
Yup. You can purchase clear piping gel in a small tub and then custom tint it.
It is sold clear. You add food color to make it the color you want it.
There is also a great recipe for making your own Piping Gel here,
I have made this recipe and I love it! Colored it deep water blue for a golf cake I made. HTH's
Who knew you could make piping gel?? Thanks for the tip!
Thank you all, Teekakes didn't know you could make it yourself thanks I will try it since I want it clear to represent bathtub water
You are welcome! This particular piping gel recipe taste like lemon pie too!
Here is a recipe I use when you don't necessarily want the taste of lemon:
2 Envelopes Knox gelatin
2 T. Cold water
2 C. Karo syrup
Add gelatin to cold water and let it bloom for a couple of minutes.
Dissolve over hot water. Add Karo syrup and heat thoroughly. Add color and/or flavor as desired.
Can be refrigerated for up to 2 months.
Hope this helps. Good luck with your cake. I bet it will be awesome!
Thank you all, that is why I love this site!
I used piping gel this weekend on my under the sea wedding cake and it worked like a charm! Love that stuff