I am making a swimming pool this weekend and was planning on using piping gel to make the water. The cake is for a party on Saturday but it will be collected by the customer on the Friday evening. I've never used piping gel before and while I'm planning to do a test, I was wondering if people think it would be OK to apply the piping gel on the Friday? I'm a tad worried that the fondant might absorb the moisture in it and all go weird... Do i need to make the 'tank' out of flowerpaste or anything to keep it safe?
AI was wondering exactly this two weeks ago - I made a kitchen with a sink covered in piping gel containing fondant bubbles. I put the gel on the cake on Friday, added the bubbles, and served it Sunday. It was perfectly fine to my amazement. I was so sure the fondant would break down but it didn't change a bit. Be reassured, it worked perfectly for me, so good luck. My piping gel was only a thin layer (about 4 mm) not an actual pool of it. I'm not sure a whole pool of the gel would be very nice to eat, but then I don't have a sweet tooth at all!
Thanks winniemog :-) Makes me feel better! I wasn't planning to fill an entire pool of it, just a little bit on the top to make it water-y. Although now you mention it, a whole pool could look cool! I thought that it would be fine - you see them put loads of the stuff on the TV shows on there and leave them for ages but I never believe what I see on them any more ;-)
Love the idea of adding fondant bubbles into your sink. Bet that looked awesome :-) Thanks again xx