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.


ChuOnCakes Says... 19 Feb 2014 , 11:22am

Beautiful! Can't wait to try it. How do u apply piping gel to the side of a cake!

Andromeda111 Says... 19 Feb 2014 , 2:48pm

Awh my cake is featured :-)

Andromeda111 Says... 19 Feb 2014 , 2:56pm

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! :-)

Silviascakeart Says... 19 Feb 2014 , 5:45pm

Beautiful cake, you should do video tutorial on how to do this.

rearly Says... 19 Feb 2014 , 6:15pm

Fantastic! thank-you for sharing.

Achee Says... 19 Feb 2014 , 10:04pm

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?

vonscakes87 Says... 21 Feb 2014 , 5:18pm

can you do this on SMBC?obviously make the cake cold and solidify,but is it possible or only for fondant?

Andromeda111 Says... 22 Feb 2014 , 5:50am

Hi Vonscakes87, my cake on the right was covered with buttercream then the gel was applied so Yes you can definetly use SMBC!

Andromeda111 Says... 22 Feb 2014 , 5:51am

Hi Achee, I think using buttercream or royal icing for the lines would give you the best results

kahealani96 Says... 24 Feb 2014 , 11:07am

How did you get the design of the flowers onto the cake.


mirna cakes Says... 3 Mar 2014 , 7:51am

Will the gel eventually dry or does it remain wet and tacky?

hayal Says... 12 Nov 2014 , 6:15am

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?

bgp623 Says... 10 Mar 2015 , 10:32am

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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