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Hi Folks,

I'm doing a trial run with one of the layers of the cake I will be doing for my daughter. I'm supposed to make royal icing strips 1/2 inch wide by 3 inches. these will be placed around the sides of the cake at one inch internals, they're saying to use piping gel on the strips and then sprinkle with coarse sugar. I don't have piping gel, and am 2 hours away from any place that would have it. Could I use a thin layer of Buttercream? Would that work, what else could I use?
Thanks for any and all help!
post #2 of 4
In a pinch I've used CakeMate gels that you buy in the grocery store. I'm pretty sure they sell a white one. There is a recipe in the recipe section to make piping gel with gelatin and corn syrup. Perhaps you could try that. I live in the middle of nowhere too, so i understand!
post #3 of 4
I have also used the gels that they sell at the grocery store...and I know they have white. If that does not work...I would try buttercream icing.
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I have also used the gels that they sell at the grocery store...and I know they have white. If that does not work...I would try buttercream icing.
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Thanks Traci and beachcakes,

I will try and find a recipe for the gel, I mixed up a bit of royal icing, made some strips and then just pressed the sugar into it. It seems to have worked, so I guess thats another option.
Thanks from cool rainy Alberta!
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