Quick & Easy Piping Gel (Icing)

READY IN: 7mins
Recipe by Lynettie

Why buy a tube of piping gel when you can make your own quickly and inexpensively?

Top Review by Kellielf

Worked really well. I think they meant 3-4 teaspoons of cornstarch not tablespoons. 1 tablespoon worked perfectly. I colored mine green. Takes to coloring better than I expected.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In microwaveable bowl, mix cold water and cornstarch together.
  2. Add corn syrup and white vanilla, and stir until combined.
  3. Microwave on high for 1min 30sec - 2 min until mixture boils and turns clear.
  4. Remove from microwave and let cool (whisk occasionally while cooling).
  5. Add food dye (gel) to make desired color.
  6. Put in piping bag and use to decorate cakes, cookies, etc.

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