How Do You Make See Through Icing For Water Effect????

Baking By sarahhigh Updated 22 Aug 2011 , 10:07am by Shan1781

sarahhigh Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 2:14am
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Please could anyone tell me how to make see through icing to make the water effect. I have seen some on the internet but they all ask for corn syrup/starch, as l am front england this is not available. So was wondering if anyone has an alternate recipe. Please help. xxxx

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cakestyles Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 2:25am
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Do you have piping gel where you live? It comes in blue and other colors as well.

cakestyles Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 2:27am
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Here's a link to clear piping gel, but you can color it to look like water. Hope that helps.

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?sku=704-105

pusskin Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 6:52am
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For most recipes which call for corn syrup you can substitute liquid glucose or golden syrup, it's a bit trial and error to see which will be better in a particular recipe.

I'd try subbing liquid glucose if you have any.

Yours aye
Puss

jillyscakes Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 7:10am
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Its piping gel you need its only clear over here but you can colour it blue with paste colours to get water effect for blue water most online suppliers sell it like almond art or design a cake.

sarahhigh Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 11:29am
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thanks for the advice l will have a go at making it myself. Will get back to you on how it goes. xxx

cutthecake Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 12:59pm
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http://cakecentral.com/recipes/6998/piping-gel-that-works

That recipe is great. (I reduce the lemon juice a bit.) However, you said you cannot get cornstarch. I googled "substitute for cornstarch" and found that you could use flour, potato starch, rice starch, arrowroot or tapioca:

http://www.joyofbaking.com/IngredientSubstitution.html

I don't know how well those things would work in the recipe, but the ingredients are not that expensive, so maybe you could experiment.
Good luck.

Relznik Posted 21 Aug 2011 , 1:59pm
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Originally Posted by sarahhigh

Please could anyone tell me how to make see through icing to make the water effect. I have seen some on the internet but they all ask for corn syrup/starch, as l am front england this is not available. So was wondering if anyone has an alternate recipe. Please help. xxxx




You can use liquid glucose in place of corn syrup. You can buy small jars of it (Dr Oetker brand) in supermarkets.

Corn starch is corn flour.

HTH

Suzanne x

Shan1781 Posted 22 Aug 2011 , 10:07am
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I made the piping gel from this site, I used the liquid glucose and had no problems at all... it turned out great... I added a little blue colouring to it while it was cooling and it looks great... very easy and very cheap to make icon_smile.gif

Shan...xxx

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