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Becky sheridan
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At 2:37pm on December 17, 2015, Bonnie Willey said…
Hi Becky, sorry to be so late, but here is my other recipe:(and please don't call it DecGel, I made this stuff using my edible mold recipe ingredients, just changing the amounts of the ingredients as needed for the effect I wanted. {:o)
'GummyGel' for Decorating Cakes Recipe
 
My version of a 'gummy', like the treats for kids, used to decorate cakes!  It is quick, easy, and oh so cheap (in cost, not content!) lol

1/4 cup glycerin, WARMED
   2 envelopes (1/2 oz.) Knox Gelatine
1/4 cup water
   1 tsp. glucose/clear corn syrup, more if desired
1/6 tsp. coconut oil
1/6 tsp., or as desired, of any clear flavoring.
      any desired color to desired hue (optional).
      or
      Kool-Aid is recommended for both color & flavor as an alternative.

( I am working with an 850watt microwave, be sure to adjust time/power settings as needed. For 1,100watt- use 50% power setting.)

1. Warm glycerin & set aside.

2. Combine gelatin & water, stir. Microwave 20 seconds, stir, may microwave another 15 seconds if needed to completely dissolve. (If you are only working with one color, you can dissolve it well in the water before adding the gelatine.)

3. Stir warm glycerin in well. Must be warm.

4. Stir in glucose well.

5. Add in coconut oil, and stir well. Microwave another 20 seconds. It is ready. Clarifying, to remove bubbles, works well here, especially when doing GummyGel gems.

6.This is when I usually pour only the amount I need into a smaller cup, add my flavoring & coloring as desired, and pour into my mold. Can be flavored without color for the diamond effect. I repeat this procedure as needed to fill all necessary molds for my project, one little cup at a time..('-')

Tips & hints:
It starts out nice & clear. I only color, and flavor, the amount I need, in a separate bowl, for each project. Leave the rest as is, and it can be reheated for later use, colored and flavored as needed, then. I DO recommend using Kool-Aid, quick easy, cheap & VERY effective way of getting both color, and flavor!  Kids love it that way.

Can use a silicone, or any flexible, cup to pour mix into a less detailed mold. Do not overfill, can move mix around in the mold with a toothpick to fill smaller cavities, but this must be done quickly, or it will begin to set. If it starts to setup before you are done, reheat remaining mix as needed to complete project. I often have 2 cups, with different color & flavors, going at the same time, for a 2 toned effect in the finished product.

Can refrigerate 5, or up to 20, minutes or more, to speed up setting process. The longer it sets up, the stronger it will be. Remember, it sets fast! Totally edible too. With proper flavoring, the kids, big & little, all love it! It's melt in your mouth delicious!

If you want it a little thinner, add a wee bit more water. If you need it thicker, less water, or more gelatin. I use a wooden skewer to stir my mix, it can be left in the bowl while in the microwave for less mess, just wash it off & keep it in a baggy, & it can be reused over & over.

Keeps well, in or out of the fridge. Cleanup for this recipe is a breeze. Let it cool in the cup, or container, then just lift it out, all in one neat little piece! Just put it back in the container, & put on the lid, to be remelted later for reuse. Any leftover gummies themselves can also be reheated, & repoured, to make new molds at a later time. Always label your leftovers.

At 11:32pm on July 9, 2015, Betty said…

Thank you Becky for looking at my cakes and your lovely comments. :)))) Your cakes are so gorgeous, all the ideas you come up with are so special and different. I don't seem to do to much different, just flowers mostly..

At 7:58pm on April 10, 2015, Evelyn Carter said…

Your cakes are amazing. I enjoyed going through your pictures.

At 8:38pm on January 16, 2015, Bonnie Willey said…

Happy new year Becky.  Thanks for stopping by.  The faces were the easiest thing, used my mold mix to produce the faces, but the bodies were a pain you know where!  I can not EVER seem to keep the arms, legs, & body parts in proportion!  So Olaf was the winner on this one. lol Tried the blue in his mouth, instead of the traditional black, and I liked it. Thanks again!

At 3:35pm on April 20, 2014, Bonnie Willey said…

I have really, I mean REALLY, enjoyed viewing your Photos!  So many neat ideas!

At 10:36pm on August 5, 2013, June Kowalczyk said…
Hi Becky
I'm a moderator here on CWB. Firstly, your cakes are lovely. Your very talented. May I suggest you name your photos, otherwise they will get lost in the system. Not to be found to look at & enjoyed or for inspiration. That would be a shame. CWB doesn't recognize random numbers given to your pictures by your computer.
 
 
 

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