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How do I make the top of a cake look like stained glass? I saw a picture of one that looked “see-through”, but I am not sure how to do it.

Julie - from New Hyde Park, NY

There are two different products that will produce the same “see-through” look on top of either a buttercream or fondant iced cake. The most convenient is the Wilton Tube Decorating Gels – ready-colored gels in small tubes. Simply snip off the tip and squeeze where you want the color. You are, however, limited to the 12 colors available. For a wider color palette choice, you can color clear Piping Gel any color you need or want. Simply stir gel icing colors into the clear gel.


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