How Can I Make Bc Have That Clear Water Look?

Decorating By ailika Updated 23 Sep 2009 , 1:22am by sweetneice

ailika Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 8:18pm
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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

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miny Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 8:30pm
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For that you need to use piping gel tinted blue, it's like having real water on your cake!

tinygoose Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 8:31pm
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Yep, piping gel tinted blue. Wilton's makes it, they have it at Michaels.

tracey1970 Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 1:01am
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Blue piping gel is what I used to make water for a golf cake (for the water hazard).

ailika Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 4:24am
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do they sell clear piping gel?

kickasscakes Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 4:40am
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Yes Michael's does

prterrell Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 4:42am
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Yup. You can purchase clear piping gel in a small tub and then custom tint it.

Teekakes Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 4:48am
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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 icon_smile.gif

grandmom Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 10:02am
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Who knew you could make piping gel?? Thanks for the tip!

ailika Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 6:58pm
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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 icon_smile.gif

Teekakes Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 7:05pm
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You are welcome! This particular piping gel recipe taste like lemon pie too! icon_smile.gif

milkmaid42 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 4:40am
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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!

ailika Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 3:53pm
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Thank you all, that is why I love this site!

sweetneice Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 1:22am
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I used piping gel this weekend on my under the sea wedding cake and it worked like a charm! Love that stuff

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