barbegnbd Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 6:24pm

I am making a spring cake with gumpaste flowers. I would love to add drew drops on the flowers as I've seen on other wonderful pictures. Could some one loan me a recipe and directions on how to make them. Thank you so much in advance!

7 replies
Toptier Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 6:32pm

Hmm, I haven't done this but I would think corn syrup would work, in a plastic piping bag, or piping gel? You could test it...

dchockeyguy Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 6:59pm

Piping gel would be the way to go.

obabassa Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 7:10pm

A little drop of gum glue would work

CountryCakery4 Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 7:15pm

Definitely clear piping gel. Making your own is super easy. This recipe makes quite a lot but you could probably halve it.

2 envelopes (2 tsp) Knox unflavoured gelatin
2 Tbsp cold water
2 Cups light corn syrup (Karo for those of you in the States)

1. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in a small saucepan and let set for about 5 minutes. Heat on low until the gelatin has become clear/dissolved. -DO NOT BOIL-
2. Add the syrup and heat thouroughly.
3. Cool and store, refrigerated, for up to 2 months.

To colour: Add colouring paste/gel or food colouring drops to get desired colour.

To use: Put icing in bag or plastic squeeze bottle and decorate.

There's a great website with this recipe and lots of tips on using piping gel. It's baking911.com. Just type in piping gel in the search engine and you'll get there.

HTH

CountryCakery4 Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 7:17pm

Oh! I've never heard of gum glue... it must've posted while I was typing mine!

barbegnbd Posted 1 May 2010 , 12:12am

thank you everyone for replying so quickly. what great ideas I never thought! of any of that. Thank you countrycakery4 for the recipe and directions I am going to try it tonight! I really appreciate all the help!!! I will let you know how it turns out

Ballymena Posted 1 May 2010 , 1:31am

Yes, thanks for the recipe. I tried another one and I won't tell you what it looked like.

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