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Writing on piping gel? with what??

post #1 of 6
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I have used piping gel before on cakes to get the water looking effect, but never tried to write on it.

I just made a cake that is a pond. the whole thing is covered in piping gel.

what can i use to write happy birthday on it?

I want something that will stick, but not bleed alot. and the piping gel is not smooth, its kinda humpy, cause its water...

did that make sense at all?

I have Royal, but thought that would dry WAY too hard.

I have buttercream, its thick constistancy right now. mixed it up to pipe grass.

SHould I use it and thin it out some?

I wish now I had cut out fondant letters, but the cake is small and already its got little room for lettering..
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post #2 of 6
more gel... tinted a darker color ?

(will almost look like it's written in the motion of the water if you go with the flow of the 'bumps' in your already piped gel)
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OH that would be PERFECT!! If I had any gel left... I dont know why I only bought one tub of it. I KNEW I had to have some next week for a cake. and standing there I told myself "two for this cake, one for Matts cake" and then put ONE in my buggy. I did have enough to do this with, but just barely...

Sometimes I swear I need a keeper...
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post #4 of 6
There should be a recipe for homemade piping gel on this site.
post #5 of 6
You can write Happy Birthday with some melted chocolate.

Do it on some wax paper, chill until hardened, then peel and place onto cake.
post #6 of 6
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Thanks for the suggestions! I did try to make the piping gel I saw on here- had exactly (and I do mean EXACTLY ) one cup of karo. that stuff is ALL jacked up. LOL

I ended up finding out that buttercream does NOT bleed onto piping gel, it sits there nicely.
and if I could write, it would have worked great.

Unfortunatly, I had two things going against me, ONE, I added water to thin my buttercream, got pinkish white lines and dots in it.

two, I cant write to stave my life some days. and I actually have pretty handwriting.

I had to redo it about 8 times. finally I ran out of the blue tinted piping gel I had left and couldnt fix what I scraped off and had to leave it icon_sad.gif LOL

I even bought the stencil things to help me write. but couldnt use them on piping gel. LOL
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