Introduction: How to Create a Realistic Water Effect
How to use piping gel to make a realistic water effect for your cakes and cupcakes. It's really shiny and will make your water features pop!
Homemade Piping Gel: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Homem...
Step 1: Gather Things Needed
White buttercream frosting
Blue piping gel
And of course your cake or cupcakes
Step 2: Frost With Buttercream
Frost your cake or cupcakes with the white buttercream. Leave the frosting rough. Have peaks and valleys and swirls in the frosting.
Step 3: Frost With Piping Gel
Let your buttercream crust. Then cover it with the blue piping gel. I used a darker and lighter blue on this project to add more highlights. You can use just one shade. The piping gel will be thicker in the valleys in the buttercream making it a bit darker and thinner at the peaks making it a bit lighter.
If you are making a water feature like the waterfall in my Disney Frozen cake and the hot tub in my Kit Kat cake, frost in the direction the water would flow.
Kit Kat Hot Tub: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Kit...
Step 4: Making Waves
To make waves you can use some white buttercream with a little bit of the blue piping gel on an offset spatula. Press it into the piping gel and pull up. This makes small waves or white caps.
I prefer using white piping gel instead of buttercream on larger projects.