Monday, October 28, 2013

Piping Gel

Colored piping gel that they sell at the grocery store is ridiculously expensive for what it is. And if you read this blog at all, you know that if something is somewhat pricey, I find a way to make it myself. This couldn't be easier and is practically foul proof. You can use it as "blood" in the picture above, on cakes, for water, etc...

I have done this both in the microwave and on the stove. I prefer the stove because I have more control over everything. If you choose to do it on the stove just bring it to a boil and boil until the whole thing turns clear. Chucks will start to turn little by little and then all of the sudden, you have piping gel.


Ingredients
¼ cup white corn syrup
¼ cup cold water
1 tbsp cornstarch
½ teaspoon white vanilla

Directions
1. In a microwave bowl, mix cold water and cornstarch together.
2. Add corn syrup and white vanilla. Stir until combined.
3. Microwave on high for 1 min 30 seconds – 2 minutes until mixture boils and turns clear.
4. Remove from microwave and let cool. Whisk occasionally while cooking.
5. Add food dye (gel) to make desired color.

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