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What can piping gel be used for?

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Sorry guys silly question, what is piping gel used for? I genuinley havent got a clue, i seen it added to RI before but dont know why!!
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It can be added to your icing for lines or writing on your cake.. It makes it more stretchy so to speak.. You also can use it to get a water look on a cake.. In the wilton class we have used it to outline a pic on wax paper so you can tranfer it on to your cake
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post #3 of 18
You can also draw with piping gel. I did a cupcake cake for my daughter with it and here it is. We use to have this awesome cakery here before I got into cakes and all of their cakes were decorated with piping gel.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1194527
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i use it to glue my fondant decorations to a cake. i have also used it to transfer a design ... Wilton has a tutorial for this here:

http://www.wilton.com/decorating/patterns/transferring-patterns.cfm

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It is great for water tint it blue! Using in icing for stringwork! Transfers, filling in areas, stained glass look, make eyes etc look shiny and I know there are others.
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You can also draw with piping gel. I did a cupcake cake for my daughter with it and here it is. We use to have this awesome cakery here before I got into cakes and all of their cakes were decorated with piping gel.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1194527




I know this is off subject, but how do you do a cupcake cake? how do you get the icing smooth over all of them? Thanks!
post #7 of 18
I use it in my buttercream when I am using a number 1 tip. Makes it much easier to work.

use it to glue my fondant to dummy cakes and also use it as a fondant glue.

I also rub it on items like fondant bottles and glasses to make them look like glass. (shiny)

I use it to glue drages to cakes and fake diamonds, etc.
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Originally Posted by jessicakes63

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Originally Posted by Jaimelt76

You can also draw with piping gel. I did a cupcake cake for my daughter with it and here it is. We use to have this awesome cakery here before I got into cakes and all of their cakes were decorated with piping gel.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1194527




I know this is off subject, but how do you do a cupcake cake? how do you get the icing smooth over all of them? Thanks!



I just found this on youtube and this is very similar to how I make them. I hope it helps.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW1vhe55_X0
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Wow, thats awsome! Thanks!
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It is great for water tint it blue! Using in icing for stringwork! Transfers, filling in areas, stained glass look, make eyes etc look shiny and I know there are others.


Hi,  when you use it to imitate water, do you use it as is with color added or dilute it?

 

Thank you

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I use it in my buttercream when I am using a number 1 tip. Makes it much easier to work.

use it to glue my fondant to dummy cakes and also use it as a fondant glue.

I also rub it on items like fondant bottles and glasses to make them look like glass. (shiny)

I use it to glue drages to cakes and fake diamonds, etc.


Hi,  When you use it as glue, do you dilute it or just as is?   I thought i could use this with a paintbrush to use it for glue.

 

Thanks

post #12 of 18
Can ii gel be used on chocolate, like n a cake pop?
post #13 of 18

When fondant started to get popular, there were people who said you could put piping gel to coat the cake before applying the fondant.  I'm not sure if that really works tho.

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post #14 of 18

Its good to use when applying to a dummy cake.

post #15 of 18

All mentioned uses for piping gel are great and true.  You can also tint ( I prefer White Stokes, Agar piping gel (plain)) quality piping gel with luster dust colors such as pearl, silver, & gold for piping, double piping, and brush embrodery work.  Tinted piping gel is easier to eat in place of dragees which are hard and crunchy and outlawed in California so I hear.  If you are after a sheen (high-glass look) on American Buttercream, add pipin gel to the icing.  Swiss and Italian buttercreams allready have a sheen to them.  Piping gel is a must have in any bakery!

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