Pancake Stack Cake- Maple Syrup? Piping Gel, Isomalt Or Toffee?

Decorating By kellie1996 Updated 1 Feb 2014 , 12:47pm by Relznik

kellie1996 Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 9:06am
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Hi! I've seen some of the gorgeous pancake stack cakes (such as this one here:


and I'm wanting to give it a go myself, although I'm just trying to figure out the Maple syrup part.. I know that lots of people claim to have used piping gel, although I'm worried about how this would keep on fondant? I've never used piping gel myself, although I can forsee it "melting" the fondant, making it into sticky goo. 


I was wondering how you think toffee would go? Like a sugar syrup cooked to the "hard crack" stage, then poured over like maple syrup. Although I'm just worried that the hot mixture would also do some damage to the fondant before it had set.. I've also heard isomalt is another option, I imagine this is similar? 


Thanks in advance :)

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Relznik Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 9:56am
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I used piping gel on this.


Using a hot toffee, you will melt the sugarpaste.  Isomalt will do the same thing.


I heated piping gel in the microwave to make it really runny then added just a drop of colour.  I then continued to stir it until it cooled enough not to melt the sugarpaste, but was still warm enough to pour and drizzle!  It felt just, just, just warm to the finger.


Pancakes Cake - stack of American style pancakes (rather than the French crepe type that we usually think of in the UK) for my son's 12th birthday today.  Deep 5" eggless chocolate orange sponge with chocolate orange buttercream.  Thanks for the help I received on the forum when I asked!!  I can't wait to see his face!!!  He's going to love it!  This is his DREAM breakfast (well, maybe with some crispy bacon, too! LOL!)


Suzanne x

kellie1996 Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 10:50am
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Thanks heaps! Did the piping gel ruin the fondant over time? (make it soft/sticky) and if you don't mind me asking, do you buy your own or make it from scratch?

Relznik Posted 1 Feb 2014 , 12:47pm
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No the piping gel didn't affect it at all.


I buy my sugarpaste (fondant) and I also buy the piping gel. 


Suzanne x

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