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Using piping gel for watery look on a cake

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shesariver Mon 29-Oct-12 14:48:23

Hi, I am making an eyeball cake for a Halloween party and have bought some piping gel to put over it, to give it that watery glazed eye look! grin However it seems very thick and despite looking I cant seem to find proper instructions on how to actually get it spread over my cake (which is basically a sponge cooked in a pyrex bowl covered in fondant icing)...can anyone help?

blueberryboybait Mon 29-Oct-12 14:52:10

You can thin it slightly with a little water if needs be. if you just want a little for a 'wet' eye look then you should be able to brush it on with a paint brush. Normally you pipe it on but you can also use a pallet knife.

shesariver Mon 29-Oct-12 18:16:43

Thanks so much for that blue, I think I will do a practice cake to be on the safe side now.

This is how gruesome it should turn out

nannycook Mon 29-Oct-12 22:34:25

she, thats fab, hope to see pics soon.

stealthsquiggle Mon 29-Oct-12 22:38:02

Warm the piping gel a bit (over warm water) and it will brush on fine.

shesariver Tue 30-Oct-12 22:52:43

Thanks for the tip re warming it, hopefully I will get it slimy looking, and yes I will post a pic! Making it on Saturday.

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