Do You Have To Use Piping Gel When Covering Board W/fondant?

Decorating By The_Sugar_Fairy Updated 5 May 2010 , 4:32am by BlakesCakes

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 4 May 2010 , 5:12pm
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Do you have to use piping gel when covering a cake board (cake drum) with fondant? I've run out and totally don't feel like running all the way to the Bulk Barn again (it's a 25 minute drive from my house). Can you just use water? What do you guys do? Thanks!

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ttehan4 Posted 4 May 2010 , 5:13pm
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I always just put water on my board and then cover with fondant. I works perfectly.

EmmaHols Posted 4 May 2010 , 5:19pm
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I've used water also and have been happy with the results. Althogugh you need to make sure it's not too wet or it will melt through your fondant! (I've had that happen!). I've also uses sugar glue (cmc and water) and in a poinch made glue by mixing fondant with water until
it made a glue.
Best of luck!

The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 4 May 2010 , 5:24pm
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Actually I do have some sugar glue left over from making the gumpaste flowers, so I'll use that. Thanks so much!

1234me Posted 4 May 2010 , 6:13pm
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water gets my vote too!

mamawrobin Posted 4 May 2010 , 8:15pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Sugar_Fairy

Actually I do have some sugar glue left over from making the gumpaste flowers, so I'll use that. Thanks so much!




Just my opinion but I'd prefer the sugar glue to just water. I also use piping gel btw thumbs_up.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 5 May 2010 , 4:32am
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I rub cake drums with shortening and apply my fondant--Love IT!
Rae

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