Help, My Piping Gel Ran....

Decorating By Kelrak Updated 1 Sep 2005 , 6:30pm by Kelrak

Kelrak Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 7:42am
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I was trying to copy the "life's a beach" ocean cake that is pictured under the piping gel article. I made the piping gel from a recipe from Apparently it's way too thin because it ran down the side of my nice white, smooth cake. So tomorrow my nice white cake may have to turn into a nice blue cake to hide the blue piping gel streaks. Oh, well, at least I have a lot of blue icing.

Is the store-bought piping gel pretty thick? What did I do wrong?



3 replies
m0use Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 11:20am
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My guess is you may have not let enough water evaorapte out during the cooking process.

SquirrellyCakes Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 3:42pm
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Well, everyone that I know of that has made this recipe has had the same problem. I think I would stick with the Wilton piping gel which firms up and doesn't run.
Hugs Squirrerlly Cakes

Kelrak Posted 1 Sep 2005 , 6:30pm
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Thanks! At least I know I'm not alone! Next time I'll try not to be a cheapskate and just buy the darn stuff.

I'll post pictures under the cake disasters forum I have to clean it up and make it presentable before 4:00 today. Fortunately it's just for my 7 year old's party, but she was pretty disappointed when she looked at it this morning. icon_cry.gif

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