How To Achieve A "spilled Water Look"?

Decorating By Loali Updated 5 Oct 2010 , 3:22am by sweetcakes

Loali Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:41pm
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I´m making a washing machine cake, and want it to look like a little water run out on the fondant below.

How do I do that?

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Connie1027 Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 3:59pm
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You could use piping gel. Or add a tiny bit of blue food coloring with white fondant, and don't mix it all the way - leaaving it marbled. Flatten it out to make it look like a puddle. You could even make it shiny by rubbing a little shortening on it.

bobhope Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 4:00pm
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i think piping gel will do the trick ?? icon_smile.gif


Loali Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 5:37pm
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Oh, unfortunately piping gel isn't available here in Sweden, only by mail-order and there is no time for that! icon_sad.gif

silverc Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 6:02pm
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You could use poured sugar.

Christy0722 Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 6:22pm
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I found this recipe on another thread for homemade pipin gel (original author is darkchocolate). Maybe you have these items available to you? The gel will set after it cools. HTH!

2 envelopes or 2 T of Knox Gelatin
2 T cold water
2 C light Karo Syrup

1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a saucepan and let it sit for 5 minutes. Heat on low until gelatin has become clear/dissolved. Do not boil.

2. Add the syrup and heat thoroughly.

3. Cool and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

To color: add gel or food coloring to piping gel.

To use: put in an icing bag with a small tip or a plastic squeeze bottle.

LisaPeps Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 6:23pm
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You can make piping gel if you have all the ingredients in Sweden...

2 envelopes (2 tablespoons) unflavored gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
2 cups light corn syrup

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. Add syrup and heat thoroughly. Cool and store, refrigerated, for up to 2 months.

Add 1/2 teaspoon piping gel to one cup of thin consistency buttercream icing to produce smoother writing and printing and pointed leaf tips.

Or there is one on CC, I haven't tried that one though...

LisaPeps Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 6:26pm
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Lol same recipe posted within one minute of each other!

endymion Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 6:36pm
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You could also melt some blue hard candies.

Loali Posted 4 Oct 2010 , 8:53pm
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Thanks everyone! With a double recipy icon_biggrin.gif of homemade piping gel I will absolutely give it a go!

sweetcakes Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 3:22am
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if you have any kind of jello, jelly product that is blue you could use that too, just dissolve it with the smallest amount of water.

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