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


  2. 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... 2010-04-05 13:31:31

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... 2010-09-07 07:10:23

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

Sweetcakester Says... 2010-10-27 09:40:34


cbyrd Says... 2010-11-30 12:57:42

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

KKCakes2218 Says... 2011-01-02 19:29:17

Wow cool I cant wait to try this recipe

YO45 Says... 2011-03-21 14:19:11

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

Sammymum Says... 2011-03-29 14:24:06

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... 2011-10-21 12:49:36

how much does this make??

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