I love this recipe because when I run out of piping gel I use this and it work really good for me.

Piping Gel Recipe


  • 4 envelopes (2 tablespoons) unflavored gelatin
  • 4 tablespoons cold water
  • 4 cups light Karo syrup, or light corn syrup



  1. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water in a small saucepan and let set for about 5 minutes. Heat on low until the gelatin has become clear/dissolved – “DO NOT BOIL”. Add the syrup and heat thoroughly. Cool and store, refrigerated, for up to 3 months.


antonia74 Says... 5 Apr 2010 , 1:31pm

This was great! So easy to make. I used it to fill a martini glass and will fill a bathtub on another cake.

Trudy53 Says... 7 Sep 2010 , 7:10am

where do you find unflavored gelatin????I have searched everywyhere?

Sweetcakester Says... 27 Oct 2010 , 9:40am


cbyrd Says... 30 Nov 2010 , 12:57pm

Unflavored gelatin is usually in the "baking needs" aisle. Knox is generally the brand name that you'll find it under.

KKCakes2218 Says... 2 Jan 2011 , 7:29pm

Wow cool I cant wait to try this recipe

YO45 Says... 21 Mar 2011 , 2:19pm

Coming from Scotland not sure what to use instead of corn syrup.??

Sammymum Says... 29 Mar 2011 , 2:24pm

YO45 - I am not sure if its the same for you in Scotland but in Australia we don't have corn syrup either and I have been told that you can substitute it for Glucose syrup. Hope that helps you.

SweetCreationsBakery Says... 21 Oct 2011 , 12:49pm

how much does this make??

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