Have been given a recipe for glow- in- the- dark piping gel. Have yet to try it myself- would look pretty cool if it works, huh? The first recipe is for home- made piping gel from scratch- and the second is for how to modify 'bought' piping gel to make it glow. Happy decorating!
1. Empty 2 cups of cold tonic water into a saucepan, then sprinkle 2 tbsp. of unflavored gelatin to the water. Wait 5 minutes for the gelatin to dissolve.
2. Warm the mixture over low heat until the tonic water and gelatin mixture is clear.
3. Add 1 1/2 cups of light corn syrup to the mixture and heat through, but do not boil.
4. Remove the piping gel mixture from the pan and spoon into a bowl or storage container. Cool the piping gel, then refrigerate until ready to use.
5. Take the clear piping gel out of the refrigerator. Dip a toothpick into the gel food coloring just enough to coat the toothpick. Dip the gel coated toothpick into the piping gel and mix in the color. Add more gel food coloring using this method until you get the color you want.
Pre-made Piping Gel
1. Measure 2 cups of the piping gel and place it into a saucepan.
2. Add 2 tbsp. of tonic water to the piping gel and mix together in the saucepan.
3. Check the piping gel consistency with a spoon. If the mixture sticks to the back of a spoon, fill the plastic squeeze bottle with the piping gel and use.
4. Add 1 tbsp. of powdered unflavored gelatin to the mixture (if the mixture is too runny for piping). Warm the gel mixture in the saucepan on a stove top on low heat until the piping gel thickens to the proper consistency.