Piping Gel For Stained Glass Cake

by Sarah
(Mississaga, Ontario, Canada)


When making a stained glass cake, do I use (colored) piping gel?


Answer To Your Piping Gel Question
by: Lorelie

Hi Sarah,

Great Question!

You can buy piping gel pre-colored at most grocery stores. You can also buy it uncolored at some craft stores and most cake supply shops.

If you buy the clear piping gel you color it yourself with either liquid food coloring that you get at the grocery store or paste food colorings that you will find at cake supply and craft shops. I am lucky to have a Michael's Craft store and a Jo Annes right down the street. They both carry Wilton wedding cake supplies.

You can also get your cake decorating supplies online.

The advantage of coloring it yourself is that you will have more control. In the case of the stained glass cake you will want the gel to be light to medium coloring. The reason for this is that it needs to be transparent to give the illusion of stained glass.


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thank you :)
by: Sarah A

I would just like to thank you for the helpful information :)

Your Welcome!
by: Lorelie

Any time Sarah,

Always feel free to ask me any baking or cake decorating questions you may have. Happy Cake Decorating!!!

Aug 27, 2012

Piping Gel For Stained Glass Cake
by: Anonymous

thanks a lots!

From Lorelie
Your are welcome!




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Aug 27, 2012
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Piping Gel For Stained Glass Cake
by: Anonymous

thanks a lots!

Nov 17, 2012
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gold piping
by: Anonymous

How did you do the golden colour? What kind of colouring paste/powder did you use? This cake looks amazing!!

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Golden Color
by: Lorelie

Hi and thanks for your compliment on the cake. I wish I could remember exactly how I got the gold color. I may have used gold petal dust for that. I made this a couple of years ago. It's clear gel with paste food colorings and possibly gold petal dust. :-)
Hope that helps.

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Piping Gel For Cake Glazing

by Katie
(Ohio)


How can I glaze a cake to achieve a gel look, say to mimic a gummy bear?

I would us piping gel. You can color it and then glaze your cake with it. You can purchase it in a large 5 lb tub through Candyland Crafts. or get it at a local craft store in smaller quantity. Thanks for visiting and I hope this helps you out with your piping gel for cake glazing question

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Royal Icing Scrolls Or Sparkle Gel

by Tina
(Vancouver, Canada)


Hi! A friend of mine and I will be doing a wedding cake for a family member next month. The bride has asked for gold scroll work to run from the bottom tier to the top (3 tiers in all). What technique should we use and how do we make the scroll work gold?

Hi Tina, Try the sparkle gels. You can get it in gold. Wilton makes them. Here is a link to my supplies page
where you can link to purchase cake decorating gel. Just squeeze it right from the tube.

You could also try royal icing scrolls and then paint them with a little gold dust mixed with almond extract. Use a pastry bag and a small round tip for the scrolls.

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Can I mix edible gold paint with royal icing?

by Joe
(Essex, United Kingdom)

I am baking my first ever celebration cake soon, and I need some help. Would I be able to mix the edible gold paint that I have with royal icing? I don't want to paint it on in case I make it look messy as I am only piping thin details.

Hi Joe, I would say yes to mixing in the edible gold paint. My only concern is that the royal icing may wash out the brightness of the gold. I suggest trying a small amount out first to see how it looks first before you commit to it.

Have you tried Sparkle gels? Wilton has them in tubes and you squeeze them out right onto your cake. There is a gold glitter one that you could try. It doesn't harden like royal though. Just a thought. Thanks for visiting my website and good luck with your cake.



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