Introduction: How to Make Homemade Piping Gel

We make piping gel using ingredients you may already have in your cabinet. Get the exact color you want for your cakes or leave it clear. Save $$ by making it yourself. My most popular YouTube video.

Things needed:
Corn syrup or glycerin



Gel food color of choice

Clear vanilla extract (optional)

Step 1: Add Corn Syrup

In a microwave safe bowl add 1/4 cup of light corn syrup. You can also use glycerin.

Step 2: Add Corn Starch

Stir in 1 tbls. corn starch

Step 3: Add Water

Stir in 1/4 cup water

Step 4: Add Flavor (Optional)

Stir in 1/2 tsp. clear vanilla extract. This is optional

Step 5: Microwave

Microwave for a minute and a half to two minutes until it boils and turns clear.

Step 6: Add Color

Add gel food color of choice until you get the color you want. Or you can skip this step and leave it clear.


mrsmerwin (author)2017-04-10

Who knew it was so simple? Well I guess you did. Thanks. This is very helpful.

Davida675 (author)mrsmerwin2017-04-10

It is. I used it on a number of my cakes. I have had really good feedback on YouTybe from people who have made it.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-04-09

Looks good.

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