GummyGel for decorating cakes recipe

GummyGel is used to make decorations for cakes.  It is very durable when used on display cakes, lasts for several years without showing any signs of decay.  And it is nice & chewable, like any gummy, and kids love to eat it when flavored properly.  It does not require any refrigeration, nor any special storage, except as needed to keep it clean & dust free.  I still have some from 2013', that I have to hide to keep the kids from eating them!


1/4 cup glycerin, WARMED
2 envelopes (1/2 oz.) Knox Gelatine
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. glucose/clear corn syrup, more if desired
1/6-1/4 tsp. coconut oil
1/4 tsp., or as desired, of any clear flavoring.
any desired color to desired hue (optional).
Kool-Aid is recommended for both color & flavor as an alternative.


I am working with an 850watt microwave, be sure to adjust time/power settings as needed. For 1,100watt- use 50% power setting.

1. Warm glycerin & set aside.

2. Combine gelatin & water, stir. Microwave 20 seconds, stir, may microwave another 15 seconds if needed to completely dissolve. (If you are only working with one color, you can dissolve it well in the water before adding the gelatine.)

3. Stir warm glycerin in well. Must be warm.

4. Stir in glucose well.

5. Add in coconut oil, and stir well. Microwave another 20 seconds. It is ready.

6.This is when I usually pour only the amount I need into a smaller cup, add my flavoring & coloring as desired, and pour into my mold. Can be flavored without color for the diamond effect. I repeat this procedure as needed to fill all necessary molds for my project, one little cup at a time..('-')

Tips & hints:
It starts out nice & clear. I only color, and flavor, the amount I need, in a separate bowl, for each project. Leave the rest as is, and it can be reheated for later use, colored and flavored as needed, then. Clarifying works well here, especially when doing GummyGel gems.

Using Kool-Aid is a quick, easy, cheap, & VERY effective way of getting both color, and flavor!

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. If it starts to setup before you are done, reheat remaining mix as needed to complete project. I often have 2 cups, with different color & flavors, going at the same time, for a 2 toned effect in the finished product.

Can refrigerate 5, or up to 20, minutes or more, to speed up setting process. The longer it sets up, the stronger it will be. Remember, it sets fast! Totally edible too. With proper flavoring, the kids, big & little, all love it! It's melt in your mouth delicious!

If you want it a little thinner, add a wee bit more water. If you need it thicker, less water, or more gelatin. I use a wooden skewer to stir my mix, it can be left in the bowl while in the microwave for less mess, just wash it off & keep it in a baggy, & it can be reused over & over.

Keeps well, in or out of the fridge. Cleanup for this recipe is a breeze. Let it cool in the cup, or container, then just lift it out, all in one neat little piece! Just put it back in the container, & put on the lid, to be remelted later for reuse. Any leftover gummies themselves can also be reheated, & repoured, to make new molds at a later time. Always label your leftovers

Comments (3)


Wonderful recipe! Used this to make bugs for a cake along with cattail leaves.
Thank you for posting.