Unbreakable Gel Recipe For Cake Decorating

unbreakable gel recipe for cake decorating

I’ve been messing around with gels, gumpastes, and other recipes recently.


I came up with this recipe for an unbreakable gel that doesn’t end up drying out and being too brittle even after a week of drying.

I adapted it for cake lace, too, it’s basically the same thing but with less water in it. You can see how that works here: Cake Lace

This would be really good to use for things like guitar strings and animal whiskers.

It does dry with a kind of yellowish tint to it like normal unbreakable gel, but it sets up into a rubbery texture after a day or so, then continues to dry out.

It also doesn’t seem to shrink as much as normal unbreakable gels that I’ve used before.

It ends up being like a flexible plastic after a week or so, it’s really weird.


Unbreakable gel recipe

An edible mixture that you can pipe to make shapes that will dry and can be used for cake decorating.


  • 1/4 cup Marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tsp Tylose
  • 1/4 cup Boiling water


  • Put the fluff and the tylose in a dish and stir it with a fork.
  • Add the water in 1 Tbsp at a time and mix it so that it all combines evenly.
  • When it gets to a piping consistency that you’re comfortable with, pipe it into the shapes that you want, using waxed paper that’s been coated with a thin layer of crisco.
  • Let it set up for a day before you mess with it. It won’t look like it will dry out, but after a day or so it will be like a stringy rubber, and it will just continue to firm up.


This works best as piped shapes, not spread into a sheet or into molds.

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