Making Water With Piping Gel Question

Decorating By KerrieD Updated 25 Aug 2011 , 2:04am by natesmomma

KerrieD Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 2:14am
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I'm making a pool cake. I was thinking of coloring piping gel blue. Will this be ok on top of a fondant covered cake? I'm thinking the gel sort of liquifies the fondant...is that correct?
What would be the best method?
TIA

6 replies
Chelsfa Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 2:36am
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I have done that a million times and it always turns out great. Never had a problem with it turning soft or "liquidy"

MajesticCupcakes Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 2:37am
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I recently did the same thing on a cake and I didn't have any issues at all. You really don't need much at all to give the effect you are going for. I added my coloring to the gel and made sure to mix it in a way the I didn't end up with tons of bubbles. A fork worked best for me. I added it to the cake in small amounts. Good luck!

SarahBeth3 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 2:50am
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Shouldn't be a problem! icon_smile.gif

gscout73 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 4:00am
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I've used piping gel on fondant and bc and it does not liquefy either.

glendaleAZ Posted 24 Aug 2011 , 3:01am
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Like MajesticCupcakes said "you only need a little" so start out with a very small about, and then add until you get the shade you need.

natesmomma Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 2:04am
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A little piping gel goes a long way. When I add color, I don't mix it in all the way. The "marbled" look gives the impression of waves. If you want to make whitecaps, like in an ocean, I put a layer of white buttercream under the piping gel. Then, as I mix in the blue coloring, I end up lifting some of the buttercream to the surface, creating whitecaps. I've never had a problem with buttercream or fondant with the piping gel. You'll be fine!!!

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