Quick & Easy Piping Gel (Icing)

"Why buy a tube of piping gel when you can make your own quickly and inexpensively?"
 
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photo by Marsha C. photo by Marsha C.
Ready In:
7mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
1/2 cup
Serves:
1
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ingredients

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directions

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

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Reviews

  1. 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.
     
  2. bsweet10
    I cut the recipe in half only needed a bit had to make twice first time used 1 1/2 tbs corn starch but it got too thick so used just one and turned out purfect and only cooked for 45sec =)
     
  3. ynowell
    This is an amazing recipe, but as one of the messages said, it is 3 teaspoons, not tablespoons.
     
  4. southerngal13
    I put in 4 tablespoons of corn starch and it came out super thick i am going to try just the 3 tablespoons now hope it turns out better. I will update as soon as i am done.
     
  5. britzed
    Used dark vanilla and it turned out. Next time I'll apply it to a frozen cake before it's completely cool. It lost it's transparency and lustre when I stired it to prep it for application after it had cooled...which was sad as I wanted it to resemble water. It froze well, was fast and easy to make, I will use it again.
     
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