How to Make Homemade Piping Gel




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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)

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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.



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    3 Discussions


    2 years ago

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

    1 reply

    Reply 2 years ago

    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.