How Do I Tint Piping Gel To Use As Water Decoration?

Decorating By Donnawb Updated 24 Aug 2010 , 5:39pm by leah_s

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Donnawb Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 5:24pm
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I want to tint piping gel blue to use as a waterfall decoration. Do I tint it the same way as buttercream? Can I spread it on top of a buttercream cake? Does the buttercream cake have to be white or blue for the piping gel to look like blue water? Thanks!

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Loucinda Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 5:28pm
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Just put some blue color gel in there and stir. If it is on white buttercrea/fondant it will stay that blue. If you don't mix it well, it will have streaks that are darker which looks cool for the water effect.

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DefyGravity Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 5:33pm
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I've done it on plain white BC and I think it turned out well. I like Loucinda's idea of keeping streaks of color in, I'll have to try that next time! icon_smile.gif

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leah_s Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 5:39pm
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I also pull up some of the white bc from underneath for whitecaps.

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