Ok, so i'm recently having some issues piping with buttercream. When I did my niece's Hannah Montana guitar (see photos) the strings dried up and began to break. I had to re-pipe them the next day just before the party. Now, I've got a spiderman bust all done and I need to pipe the webbing on. I'm terrified! I'm afraid I'll end up with it all falling off. I know you can add a little corn syrup or piping gel to help with piping. Will that do anything for the drying and cracking? I don't know if this has every been a problem for me before, so I'm not sure what the heck I'm doing, but any help will be greatly appreciated. Spidey is patiently waiting to be finished! TIA!!!
You answered your own question! Add corn syrup to your icing to prevent it from becoming too crumbly.
Yup- I've added a spoonful of clear piping gel when doing fine piping work. I'll have to try corn syrup sometime.
I prefer corn syrup because it's WAYYY cheaper than piping gel.
Thanks! I'll go finish him off now.