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.
Beautiful! Can't wait to try it. How do u apply piping gel to the side of a cake!
Awh my cake is featured :-)
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! :-)
Beautiful cake, you should do video tutorial on how to do this.
Fantastic! thank-you for sharing.
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?
can you do this on SMBC?obviously make the cake cold and solidify,but is it possible or only for fondant?
Hi Vonscakes87, my cake on the right was covered with buttercream then the gel was applied so Yes you can definetly use SMBC!
Hi Achee, I think using buttercream or royal icing for the lines would give you the best results
How did you get the design of the flowers onto the cake.
Will the gel eventually dry or does it remain wet and tacky?
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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