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substitute for piping gel?

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I wanted to try the butterflies in the tutorials section. I don't have any piping gel. I wanted to see if there was anything else that I could use. This is for a contest that is coming up.
post #2 of 6
When I make them I never use piping gel. It just make them shiney....not really necessary.
Now I haven't seen the tutorial you mention so I'm not sure. Don't they coat waferpaper b'flies w/it then sprinkle sugar on?
Well, just dust them w/sparkle dust or leave them plain.
post #3 of 6
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In the tutorial, you use markers to draw the butterfly on wafer paper or vellum. Then you spread piping gel over that and sprinkle sugar over it. So I think the gel is what makes it hold its shape. They always look so thick and unrealistic when I do them out of mmf, so I wanted to try something new.
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post #5 of 6
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I didn't even know that you could do that! Thanks
post #6 of 6
I wonder if you could use glucose. I have the Wilton's glucose and I've come close to mistaking it for piping gel before. I'm not sure if the taste, but it seems to have a similar consistency.
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