YEA!! I have a new recipe to share! Just made it today, so will have to wait to see if it changes, or loses it's shine, in any way. Just could not WAIT! This is a result of watching the DecoGel tutorial. Was that just yesterday??! lol
Any & all comments are welcome. Everything is always subject to change.
Homemade 'GEL for Decorating Cakes' Recipe
2 envelopes (1/2 oz.) Knox Gelatine
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup glycerin, WARMED
1 tsp-heaping, glucose/clear corn syrup
1/6 tsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp, or more, of any flavoring, use clear extracts for clear results
any color to desired hue (optional-recommended!).
Combine gelatin & water, microwave 20 seconds. Heat another 20 seconds if needed.
Stir WARM glycerine in well.
Stir in glucose well.
Add in coconut oil, flavoring, and desired amount of color(optional), and stir well. Microwave another 20 seconds. It is ready.
Easiest way to fill a mold with fine detail is with a syringe, tiny hole in a piping bag or baggy, etc....
Can use a silicone or any flexible cup to pour mix into a less detailed mold. Do not overfill, can move mix around in the mold with a toothpick to fill smaller cavities, but this must be done quickly, or it will begin to set, same as with isomalt. If it sets too fast, just use the skewer to place a drop or 2 of mix where needed to complete the design.
Can refrigerate a few minutes to speed up setting process.
Totally edible too.
A few more things about this recipe.
This stuff is very soft & flexible, yet quite strong. It is nice & glossy. If you use a syringe & keep the mix in the mold cavity, even the holes in the lacy ones will be as they should be!
I flavored mine, this first batch, with almond, but only used 1/8 tsp. When I tasted it, even with the almond in it, it was pretty bland. So I doubled the amt. for the recipe above, but you may want even more. Experiment! A nice cherry flavor, like that of Jello, would be nice for red, a lemon for yellow, and maybe an apple, mint, or watermelon, for green. Can add extra sweeteners if desired, just make sure they are melted/combined well. Maybe increase the amount of extract/flavoring?
If you want it a little thinner, just use less gelatin, or add a wee bit more water.
I did the clear ones first. For the colored 'gummies' in the picture above, I cut the leftover, setup, mix into smaller pieces & remelted it, put a little into 2 separate cups, added a little red to one, and a little yellow, (using the same red dye stick-a definite NO-NO!), to the other. It worked very well as you can see. I use a wooden skewer to stir my mix, it can be left in the bowl while in the microwave for less mess, keep it in a baggy, & it can be reused over & over.
Everything in the pictures came from one batch, and you can see the leftovers sitting on top of the lid with the skewer stuck in it. Plus the little teeny bit of yellow that I pulled out of the little white silicone cup. Bought that cup for pouring isomalt, works perfect here too! Same principle.
Forgot to add that cleanup for this recipe is a breeze. Just let it cool in the cup, or container, then just lift it out, all in one neat little piece! Just throw it back in the bowl, & put on the lid, to be remelted later for reuse.
I'm going to have to put up a PayPal donation site, as part of my retirement fund! For this, and my Food Safe 'Mold' Recipe. lol, & lol!