Pipping Gel And Glucose

Decorating By aundrea Updated 16 Dec 2013 , 6:16pm by Godot

aundrea Posted 5 Sep 2012 , 3:03am
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whats the difference if any between the two?

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BakingIrene Posted 5 Sep 2012 , 3:29am
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Piping gel is a solution of sugar with a gelling agent cooked in, it will sit in place if piped on a flat surface.

Glucose is a dense syrup that adds invert sugar to formulas like fondant and candy. This prevents crystallization of large sugar crystals.


aundrea Posted 5 Sep 2012 , 3:50am
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wow! thanks - never knew the difference.

Chellescakes Posted 5 Sep 2012 , 6:15am
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Here is a recipe for piping jelly if you are interested in making it.
Piping Jelly Recipe »

- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 level tablespoon corn flour
- ¼ cup water
- 4 tbs castor sugar
Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and dissolve over low heat stirring continuously till mixture comes to the boil.
Let the mixture thicken. Then remove from heat.
If mixture thickens too much add a little more water.
Store in fridge in airtight container.
Sugar Art Tip... Footnote on piping jelly and uses:
It can be used to coat a dummy prior to covering the dummy with Pettinice.
Used for rice paper painting and in making gold and silver piping mediums.
and stained glass windows, also to create a champagne look on cake by whipping it to form bubbles.

aundrea Posted 5 Sep 2012 , 6:40am
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chellescakes thanks for the receipe and the tips.
i am covering a cake dummy tonight and wanted to piping gel.
i am not aware of what pettinice is.
will this an issued when covering the dummy? i am ready to cover shortly.

Chellescakes Posted 5 Sep 2012 , 7:18am
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Pettinice is just another name for fondant.

poey223 Posted 16 Dec 2013 , 6:11pm
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I just looked at the ingredients of glucose...it's just plain old LIGHT CORN SYRUP...imagine that!! 

Godot Posted 16 Dec 2013 , 6:16pm
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AThat may be so, but glucose is an invert sugar and won't revert back to crytalline form and is thus much better for certain applications.

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