Piping Gel That Works


Piping Gel That Works
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch (cornflour)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water

Whisk sugar and cornstarch (cornflour) in a small saucepan.
Gradually add juice and then the water. Make sure there are no lumps.
Stir over medium/high heat until mixture boils and thickens.
Color as desired.
Will last about a month or so in the ‘fridge.

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ChuOnCakes I used a paint brush, using more the side of the brush than the tip. Take up a good bit of the gel and softly in small circular motions apply the gel to the cake. I started with the center of the flower, then the petals, then the leaves. I then filled in the whole background and lastly use black buttercream to create the stained glass effect. Hope this makes sense! :-)


This is very nice, giving a lovely bold effect. Hope to try it too.

Do you think adding black to Gel would make good lines on this design?


I would like to try this although the recipe states cornstarch or cornflour and these are definitely not the same thing! So which one are we supposed to use?? Cornstarch or cornflour?


Corn starch in the US is the same white thickening agent as corn flour in the UK. Corn meal is a ground corn used to make corn bread and often mixed with flour to make coatings and batters.

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