This homemade piping gel is so simple, quick and easy to make you will never have to go without it ever again. Piping gel has become an important aspect of cake decorating from glue to sticking flowers. In this post, I share with you two recipes one with gelatin and a vegetarian one with lots of possibilities.
Ingredients - Homemade Piping Gel with Gelatin
2cups(470ml)Light corn syrup
Clear vanilla or almond extract
Ingredients - Homemade Piping Gel with Cornstarch
⅓cup(80ml)White granulated sugar
1tablespoonCornstarch / cornflour
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Method - Homemade Piping Gel with Gelatin
Dissolve gelatin in the water for 2 minutes.
Place in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds or in a double boiler and melt the gelatin.
Place the corn syrup and extract in a saucepan over low heat. Once the corn syrup is hot, add in the gelatin mixture.
Stir well to combine.
That's it - your piping gel is ready.
This gel will thicken as it sits.
Method - Homemade Piping Gel with Cornstarch
Dissolve the cornstarch in half the water.
Place the sugar and the remaining water on low heat and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
Add the lemon juice, and cornstarch mixture.
Stir until thick and opaque.
The cornflour should cook until it becomes opaque (see image below).
Switch off the flame.
Store in a glass jar or container.
Once cooled use as desired.
If necessary add hot water to bring to the right consistency.
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