I need to have green slime spilling out of a test tube and down the side of a cake for a mad science party. I have a recipe that is sweetened condensed milk and cornstarch that I'm sure will work fine. But I was hoping for something shiney or translucent - like piping gel-ish. Does anyone have any suggestions. I've made my own piping gel before and it worked great but I don't think was thick enough for this.
I would have suggested piping gel but I buy it dont make it lol
Do you want it actually touching the cake or just spilled near it? I used melted sour apple Jolly Ranchers poured over a bamboo skewer for the green test tube in this pic.
juleebug, that cake is amazing!
clovely, my first thought was confectioners' glaze colored green but I've never done anything like that before.
White Stokes piping gel is quite a bit thicker than Wilton if you like that effect and have time to order. Juleebug - your Jolly Rancher technique is wonderful - great job!
For the slime on this cake, I mixed piping gel with a little corn starch and added Americolor electric green. The more corn starch you add, the more opaque it becomes, so add it gradually. IMO, piping gel straight, without corn starch looks too watery.
I'd probably use colored corn syrup, since I always have sryup on hand.
Yah, White Stokes piping gel is thick enough to pipe (Bronwen uses it on her cakes to pipe designs and then with go back and color them). I made a slime mix using Xanthum Gum, cornstarch, CS, and powdered egg whites. Then you add hot water and beat on high. It comes out super slimy! If you spread it out thin, it will also dry like a plasticy look similiar to sugarveil.