Under Piping Gel

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cakefairy03 Posted 8 Oct 2019 , 6:09pm
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Under Piping Gel

Under Piping GelI had a friend ask me to do the top of her cake like this. I was planning on using piping gel but heard it destroys fondant and basically washes away the colors. Any ideas on how to do the fish under the gel? 

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kakeladi Posted 8 Oct 2019 , 6:46pm
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I used lots of waferpaper years ago, and unless it has changed recently as I remember there is little problem like you mention.   I suggest you test a small bit - color it and cover w/piping gel to see for yourself.

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cakefairy03 Posted 8 Oct 2019 , 7:13pm
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Thanks! I do plan on practicing with wafer paper. 

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SandraSmiley Posted 1 week ago
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I made a swimming pool out of fondant and filled it with piping gel and it had no effect on the fondant what so ever.  Last weekend, I did a coffee cup with piping gel on top of modeling chocolate and against the fondant sides of the cup, again, no change.  Worked perfectly with both applications.

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Fabricake Posted 1 week ago
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I to have never had problems using piping gel on fondant but it does tend to "bleed" anything that is painted. I got past the problem by spraying it with a glaze first before adding the piping gel.

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SandraSmiley Posted 5 days ago
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bump

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cakefairy03 Posted 3 days ago
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Thanks everyone for replying! So I had an idea of going straight to the source! The picture is trademarked so I went to the website and sent am email to the cake shop. Of course, I would have understood if they didn't want to share their knowledge...but was pleasantly surprised when the owner wrote me back telling me exactly how she made her fish...white chocolate! I ended up using candy melts which worked well too!

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-K8memphis Posted 3 days ago
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the photo is someone else’s property — the design is not — not usually — at one time when the topsy turvey cakes first came out poppy s — can’t remember her exact name — copyrighted the Name “whimsy cakes”  and she sold them mail order too — but we all made the cakes because the design is not proprietary — giving credit to the original design is always in good form — but often you don’t know who it is — someone brings in a picture and they want it —


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