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Using piping gel as water...?

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Hello,

  I am making a cake with a water fountain on it, and I was thinking of coluring piping gel blue and putting it in the bowl of the fountain for the water.  My question is - will the piping gel soften -and thus weaken- the gumpaste bowl?  I will be making the bowl tonight and it should be pretty dry by tomorrow when I add the gel....

 

Thoughts??  This will sit with the gel from Friday night to Saturday night when the party is planned.

 

Thanks in advance..

 

Beth.

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It could weaken the gumpaste depending on humidity and other factors, I have had it work perfectly and horriblly, too many factor effect the outcome.   If the client is getting the cake Friday just give them the bag of gel and tell them how to put in in the bowl beore party time, it is an easy task doesn't take long and makes sure it doesn't ruin the bowl piece,   It probablly would be fine, but I always plan for the what ifs and worse case scenarios.

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Thanks, I hadn't thought of giving them the gel- good idea !
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