What Can Piping Gel Be Used For?

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evans000 Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 4:20pm
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Sorry guys silly question, what is piping gel used for? I genuinley havent got a clue, i seen it added to RI before but dont know why!!

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angelleyes Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 4:40pm
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It can be added to your icing for lines or writing on your cake.. It makes it more stretchy so to speak.. You also can use it to get a water look on a cake.. In the wilton class we have used it to outline a pic on wax paper so you can tranfer it on to your cake

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Jaimelt76 Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 5:08pm
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You can also draw with piping gel. I did a cupcake cake for my daughter with it and here it is. We use to have this awesome cakery here before I got into cakes and all of their cakes were decorated with piping gel.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1194527

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metria Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 5:24pm
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i use it to glue my fondant decorations to a cake. i have also used it to transfer a design ... Wilton has a tutorial for this here:

http://www.wilton.com/decorating/patterns/transferring-patterns.cfm

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auntiecake Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 5:35pm
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It is great for water tint it blue! Using in icing for stringwork! Transfers, filling in areas, stained glass look, make eyes etc look shiny and I know there are others.

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jessicakes63 Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 5:42pm
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Originally Posted by Jaimelt76

You can also draw with piping gel. I did a cupcake cake for my daughter with it and here it is. We use to have this awesome cakery here before I got into cakes and all of their cakes were decorated with piping gel.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1194527





I know this is off subject, but how do you do a cupcake cake? how do you get the icing smooth over all of them? Thanks!

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loriemoms Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 5:48pm
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I use it in my buttercream when I am using a number 1 tip. Makes it much easier to work.

use it to glue my fondant to dummy cakes and also use it as a fondant glue.

I also rub it on items like fondant bottles and glasses to make them look like glass. (shiny)

I use it to glue drages to cakes and fake diamonds, etc.

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Jaimelt76 Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 5:56pm
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You can also draw with piping gel. I did a cupcake cake for my daughter with it and here it is. We use to have this awesome cakery here before I got into cakes and all of their cakes were decorated with piping gel.


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jessicakes63 Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 7:08pm
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Wow, thats awsome! Thanks!

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SetFree Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 12:50am
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It is great for water tint it blue! Using in icing for stringwork! Transfers, filling in areas, stained glass look, make eyes etc look shiny and I know there are others.


Hi,  when you use it to imitate water, do you use it as is with color added or dilute it?

 

Thank you

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SetFree Posted 24 Feb 2013 , 12:52am
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Originally Posted by loriemoms 

I use it in my buttercream when I am using a number 1 tip. Makes it much easier to work.

use it to glue my fondant to dummy cakes and also use it as a fondant glue.

I also rub it on items like fondant bottles and glasses to make them look like glass. (shiny)

I use it to glue drages to cakes and fake diamonds, etc.


Hi,  When you use it as glue, do you dilute it or just as is?   I thought i could use this with a paintbrush to use it for glue.

 

Thanks

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onstage27 Posted 7 May 2013 , 4:13pm
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Can ii gel be used on chocolate, like n a cake pop?

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auntginn Posted 7 May 2013 , 5:06pm
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When fondant started to get popular, there were people who said you could put piping gel to coat the cake before applying the fondant.  I'm not sure if that really works tho.

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UDCDiva Posted 8 May 2013 , 8:15pm
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Its good to use when applying to a dummy cake.

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renaeheineck Posted 9 May 2013 , 11:47pm
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All mentioned uses for piping gel are great and true.  You can also tint ( I prefer White Stokes, Agar piping gel (plain)) quality piping gel with luster dust colors such as pearl, silver, & gold for piping, double piping, and brush embrodery work.  Tinted piping gel is easier to eat in place of dragees which are hard and crunchy and outlawed in California so I hear.  If you are after a sheen (high-glass look) on American Buttercream, add pipin gel to the icing.  Swiss and Italian buttercreams allready have a sheen to them.  Piping gel is a must have in any bakery!

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sandeeb Posted 10 May 2013 , 1:13am
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That's a good idea using it in buttercream when using a # 1 tip. I just couldn't get the icing out of that tip. I will try this very soon. thanks.

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remnant3333 Posted 10 May 2013 , 1:40am
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You can use it in whipped Cream Icing. Here is the recipe for Stabilized Whipped Cream Icing.

 

1 cup heavy whipping cream (mix together with 10x sugar to soft peak stage)

2 tablespoons confectioners sugar

 

2 tablespoons Piping Gel (Add piping gel and extract)

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Yields about 2 cups.

 

Can double or triple if you are using as filling and icing to cover cake. This is for those who do not like too sweet of icing.

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sweetlinxo Posted 8 Jun 2014 , 8:10pm
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ADoes piping gel have taste? And which brand would you suggest? I want to make black:) thank you I'm advance!

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All mentioned uses for piping gel are great and true.  You can also tint ( I prefer White Stokes, Agar piping gel (plain)) quality piping gel with luster dust colors such as pearl, silver, & gold for piping, double piping, and brush embrodery work.  Tinted piping gel is easier to eat in place of dragees which are hard and crunchy and outlawed in California so I hear.  If you are after a sheen (high-glass look) on American Buttercream, add pipin gel to the icing.  Swiss and Italian buttercreams allready have a sheen to them.  Piping gel is a must have in any bakery!

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