How To Make Piping Gel At Home

Piping gel is a sugar-based gel that’s made from corn syrup and thickeners, and it’s basically a less-sticky version of corn syrup.

how to make piping gel at home

You can use it to paint onto cakes to attach things, or to attach wafer paper to itself or to cakes.

It’s a type of edible glue that’s pretty versatile for lightweight purposes.

It won’t stick things that are really heavy onto cakes, but lighter things will work fine.

It can also be used with wafer paper to make it more flexible.

Piping gel recipe.

piping gel on wafer paper

Piping Gel

A sugar-based edible glue that can be used for cake decorating.


  • 1/4 cup Cold water
  • 1/4 cup Corn starch
  • 1/2 cup Corn syrup


  • Combine water and corn starch in a heat-proof container like a Pyrex measuring cup.
  • Whisk until no lumps remain. Whisk in the corn syrup until combined.
  • Microwave for 2-3 minutes on high, (or heat over medium heat on the stove) stopping every minute to stir.
  • The mixture will bubble up and boil before thickening to the consistency of hair gel.
  • Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature.
  • Add a small amount of water if it gets too thick. 
  • Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to three months.

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