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Is it easy to work with? I'm baking my daughter's first Birthday cake and I want to use piping gel but I've never done it before. How does it taste?
post #2 of 11

How will you be using the piping gel?

 

It's very easy to color and pipe with. As far as taste, it's basically tasteless.  Good luck.

post #3 of 11

It just tastes sweet with no discernible flavor.

I used a bunch one time,( and only one time), to make water on a cake top. It was ok the first day, but then it started to dry out and became gummy.  So that when you cut a piece of cake, the gel did not want to be cut by the knife and kind of stuck to it.  So I'd only use it again for writing or accents.  But that's just me, and I may have done something incorrectly.  :P

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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by MBalaska View Post
 

It just tastes sweet with no discernible flavor.

I used a bunch one time,( and only one time), to make water on a cake top. It was ok the first day, but then it started to dry out and became gummy.  So that when you cut a piece of cake, the gel did not want to be cut by the knife and kind of stuck to it.  So I'd only use it again for writing or accents.  But that's just me, and I may have done something incorrectly.  :P

People use it for gluing things onto fondant, so that's probably what it's supppsoed to be like. I use gum glue to glue things, I don't trust piping gel to stick.

post #5 of 11
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I was just using it to  make a beach cake for my daughter. I wanted to make the water with piping gel.

post #6 of 11

If you don't want the gel to bleed or become sticky (as the one comment suggests), consider a tiny glass coaster or other small container to hold the gel.  Buttercream can be piped around the edges to conceal the container.

post #7 of 11

I haven't had piping gel dry up and go gummy, but I have applied it not that long before serving. It sounds like MBalaska had applied it a day in advance.

 

If you don't let it dry out too long you shouldn't have any issues getting a knife through it. You can color it with gel color and apply it on top of buttercream or fondant. It's perfect for a beach cake with water.

 

Post your pics when it's done!

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by LeanneW View Post
 

I haven't had piping gel dry up and go gummy, but I have applied it not that long before serving. It sounds like MBalaska had applied it a day in advance.

 

If you don't let it dry out too long you shouldn't have any issues getting a knife through it. You can color it with gel color and apply it on top of buttercream or fondant. It's perfect for a beach cake with water.

 

Post your pics when it's done!


Where do I post pictures?

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Originally Posted by bakeforfun21 View Post
 


Where do I post pictures?

 

 

Here are instructions for uploading an image to an album, for example you could upload this cake to birthday cakes.

 

http://cakecentral.com/a/image-and-video-tutorial#user_addimages

 

Then come back in this thread and let us know you uploaded it with the link so we can see it!

post #10 of 11

I love using piping gel for water effects on cakes or to practice writing by tracing laminated diagrams which I'm terrible at :-P. Cant wait to see your pics!

post #11 of 11
I would assume you could flavor it, too. The recipe I used last time had lemon juice and a little vanilla. I've gotten compliments on how the "water" tastes icon_smile.gif
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