What are those circus orange peanuts made of?
the peanuts that aren't made of peanut, they taste funny and they're orange. what are they made out of?
Question answered by an_gel_on
Circus Peanuts are a peanut-shaped marshmallow candy invented in the 1800s. Although the most popular variety of mass-produced Circus Peanuts today is orange-colored with an artificial banana flavor, confectioners originally distributed an orange-flavored variety that was only available seasonally due to a lack of packaging capable of preserving the candy; in the spring, five-and-dimes sold Circus Peanuts as penny candy. In the 1940s Circus Peanuts became one of the many foods to become available year-round owing to the industrial proliferation of polyethylene packaging.
Today, mass-produced Circus Peanuts are made from sugar, corn syrup, gelatin (made from pork skin), soy protein, food coloring and artificial flavor. Over the years, confectioners: have also offered Circus Peanuts colored yellow, pink, and white, including a variety of flavors, though orange is still the most predominant color and banana the most common flavor, by far. The leading producers of Circus Peanuts are Melster Candies, Spangler Candy Company, and Brach's Confections, but they produce an essentially identical product. Circus Peanuts sold in generic label bags in retail stores such as convenience stores, grocery stores, and drug stores are almost always manufactured by one of the three candy companies listed above, simply sold in a generic package.
In 1963, General Mills vice president John Holahan inventively discovered that Circus Peanuts shavings yielded a tasty enhancement to his breakfast cereal. General Mills formalized the innovation and created Lucky Charms, the first breakfast cereal to contain marshmallow bits (or "marbits").
I like to push my finger deep into one end of the peanut making a deep hole - now it looks like a tennis shoe! Try it!
I love Circus Peanuts! I can't stop eating them once I start. But what I hate is if you sip a cola after eating one the cola foams up in your mouth big time!
What is the difference between Corn Starch and Corn Syrup?
Are they the same? Are there any differences in nutrition? Do either have any relation to High Fructose Corn Syrup?
Question answered by Sandra
Corn syrup is a syrup, made using cornstarch as a feedstock, and composed mainly of glucose. A series of two enzymatic reactions are used to convert the cornstarch to corn syrup. Its major uses in commercially-prepared foods are as a thickener, sweetener, and for its moisture-retaining (humectant) properties which keep foods moist and help to maintain freshness.
Corn syrup is used to soften texture, add volume, prohibit crystallization and enhance flavour. Because cane sugar quotas raise the price of sugar in the United States, domestically produced corn syrup and high-fructose corn syrup are a less expensive alternative often used in American-made processed and mass-produced foods, candies, soft drinks and fruit drinks to help control cost.
The more general term glucose syrup is often used synonymously with corn syrup, since the former is most commonly made from corn starch. Technically, glucose syrup is any liquid starch hydrolysate of mono-, di-, and higher-saccharides and can be made from any sources of starch; wheat, rice and potatoes are the most common sources.
Glucose or dextrose syrup is produced from number 2 yellow dent corn. When wet milled, approximately 2.3 litres of corn is required to yield an average of 947g of starch, to produce 1 kg of glucose or dextrose syrup. A bushel of corn will yield an average of 31.5 pounds of starch, which in turn will yield about 33.3 pounds of syrup. Thus, it takes about 2,300 litres of corn to produce a tonne of glucose syrup, or 60 bushels of corn to produce one short ton.
The viscosity and sweetness of the syrup depends on the extent to which the hydrolysis reaction has been carried out. To distinguish different grades of syrup, they are rated according to their dextrose equivalent (DE).
Glucose syrup was the primary corn sweetener in the United States prior to the expansion of High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) production. HFCS is a variant in which other enzymes are used to convert some of the glucose into fructose. The resulting syrup is sweeter and more soluble. Corn syrup is also available as a retail product. The most popular retail corn syrup product in the United States is Karo, a fructose/glucose syrup. Karo is a brand of thick corn syrup made from a concentrated solution of dextrose. The dark Karo also uses other sugars derived from corn starch with preservatives and flavorings. The light variety contains only salt and vanilla, in addition to corn syrup. It is a staple of Southern United States cuisine, e.g., to make pecan pie, and is pronounced "KAY-row" in that region.
Cornstarch, or cornflour in the United Kingdom and Australia, is the starch of the corn (maize) grain. It is also grown from the endosperm of the corn kernel. It has a distinctive appearance and feel when mixed raw with water or milk, giving easily to gentle pressure but resisting sudden pressure (see Dilatant and Non-Newtonian fluid). It is usually included as an anti-caking agent in powdered sugar (10X or confectioner's sugar). For this reason, recipes calling for powdered sugar often call for at least light cooking to remove the raw cornstarch taste. Cornstarch or cornflour is also used as a thickening agent in soups and liquids. As the starch is heated, the molecular chains unravel, allowing them to collide with other starch chains to form a mesh, thickening the liquid.
Corn Syrup is liquid and corn starch is powdery.
Does anyone know where to find a recipe for Peanut butter passion?
I used to be able to buy it in a box. it's made by Eagle Brand, but they stopped selling it at my local stores. I was looking on their website to try and find the recipe, but I had no success...
Question answered by Cister
Peanut Butter Passion
Eagle Brand Premium Dessert Kit
1 packet creamy peanut butter
1 packet velvety chocolate chips
1 packet peanut butter cookie crust mixture
1 packet confectioners' sugar
1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Easy Four-Step Baking Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine crust mixture, oil and water; mix well. Press mixture into a spray-coated, 8-inch square baking pan. Bake until golden brown.
In a bowl, combine Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, chips and butter. Micro-wave for 1 minute and stir until smooth. Set aside 1/3 cup of filling and spread the remainder over baked crust. Return pan to oven and bake for 6 minutes.
In a bowl, mix peanut butter and confectioners' sugar. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto the baked chocolate layer. Allow the peanut butter to soften, then gently spread into an even layer.
Microwave the remaining chocolate filling for 10-20 seconds. Drop small spoonfuls on the layer of peanut butter. Use a knife to marble surface, then refrigerate for 60 minutes or until set. Remove and cut.
Eagle Brand Premium Dessert Kits are available at retail locations nationwide in a variety of flavors, including Decadent Fudge, Magic Cookie Bars, Turtle Temptations, Toffee Dream Bars and many more. Each kit includes pre-measured, premium ingredients including everything needed for the recipe except liquid items such as oil, water or butter.
For more information, recipes and a list of retailers who carry Eagle Brand Premium Dessert Kits, visit www.EagleBrandKits. com.
Serving Size: Makes 20 Bars
Can anyone give me name of 10 industries in the world?
Like IT industry, FMCG industry. I need 10 names.
If possible then give name of 3-4 companies of each industry.
Question answered by Goldlion168
Chemicals - Major Diversified
Independent Oil & Gas
Industrial Metals & Minerals
Major Integrated Oil & Gas
Nonmetallic Mineral Mining
Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration
Oil & Gas Equipment & Services
Oil & Gas Pipelines
Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing
Steel & Iron
Auto Manufacturers - Major
Beverages - Brewers
Beverages - Soft Drinks
Beverages - Wineries & Distillers
Food - Major Diversified
Home Furnishings & Fixtures
Housewares & Accessories
Packaging & Containers
Paper & Paper Products
Photographic Equipment & Supplies
Processed & Packaged Goods
Recreational Goods, Other
Rubber & Plastics
Textile - Apparel Clothing
Textile - Apparel Footwear & Accessories
Tobacco Products, Other
Toys & Games
Trucks & Other Vehicles
Accident & Health Insurance
Closed-End Fund - Debt
Closed-End Fund - Equity
Closed-End Fund - Foreign
Foreign Money Center Banks
Foreign Regional Banks
Investment Brokerage - National
Investment Brokerage - Regional
Money Center Banks
Property & Casualty Insurance
REIT - Diversified
REIT - Healthcare Facilities
REIT - Hotel/Motel
REIT - Industrial
REIT - Office
REIT - Residential
REIT - Retail
Real Estate Development
Regional - Mid-Atlantic Banks
Regional - Midwest Banks
Regional - Northeast Banks
Regional - Pacific Banks
Regional - Southeast Banks
Regional - Southwest Banks
Savings & Loans
Surety & Title Insurance
Drug Manufacturers - Major
Drug Manufacturers - Other
Drug Related Products
Drugs - Generic
Health Care Plans
Home Health Care
Long-Term Care Facilities
Medical Appliances & Equipment
Medical Instruments & Supplies
Medical Laboratories & Research
Specialized Health Services
Aerospace/Defense - Major Diversified
Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
Farm & Construction Machinery
General Building Materials
Industrial Electrical Equipment
Industrial Equipment & Components
Lumber, Wood Production
Machine Tools & Accessories
Pollution & Treatment Controls
Small Tools & Accessories
Air Delivery & Freight Services
Air Services, Other
Auto Parts Stores
Auto Parts Wholesale
Basic Materials Wholesale
Broadcasting - Radio
Broadcasting - TV
Building Materials Wholesale
Catalog & Mail Order Houses
Discount, Variety Stores
Education & Training Services
Entertainment - Diversified
Home Furnishing Stores
Home Improvement Stores
Industrial Equipment Wholesale
Medical Equipment Wholesale
Movie Production, Theaters
Music & Video Stores
Publishing - Books
Publishing - Newspapers
Publishing - Periodicals
Rental & Leasing Services
Resorts & Casinos
Security & Protection Services
Specialty Retail, Other
Sporting Goods Stores
Staffing & Outsourcing Services
Toy & Hobby Stores
Business Software & Services
Computer Based Systems
Data Storage Devices
Diversified Communication Services
Diversified Computer Systems
Healthcare Information Services
Information & Delivery Services
Information Technology Services
Internet Information Providers
Internet Service Providers
Internet Software & Services
Long Distance Carriers
Multimedia & Graphics Software
Networking & Communication Devices
Printed Circuit Boards
Processing Systems & Products
Scientific & Technical Instruments
Security Software & Services
Semiconductor - Broad Line
Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
Semiconductor - Specialized
Semiconductor Equipment & Materials
Semiconductor- Memory Chips
Technical & System Software
Telecom Services - Domestic
Telecom Services - Foreign
When exactly is sweetest day?
I have no idea when it is. I know its funny but yeah some assisants please!
Question answered by Spencer Christmas Jr.
Observed by Mostly Midwestern United States
Date Third Saturday in October
2008 date October 18
Celebrations Giving small presents such as greeting cards, candy, and flowers to loved ones
Sweetest Day is an observance celebrated primarily in the Great Lakes region and parts of the Northeast United States on the third Saturday in October. It is described by Retail Confectioners International, as "much more important for candymakers in some regions than in others (Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo being the biggest Sweetest Day cities)" and an "occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed." Sweetest Day has also been referred to as a "concocted promotion" created by the candy industry solely to increase sales of candy.
The origin of Sweetest Day is frequently attributed to candy company employee Herbert Birch Kingston as an act of philanthropy. However, Bill Lubinger, a reporter for The Plain Dealer, contends that "Dozens of Cleveland's top candy makers concocted the promotion 84 years ago and it stuck, although it never became as widely accepted as hoped." The Cleveland Plain Dealer's October 8, 1921 edition, which chronicles the first Sweetest Day in Cleveland, states that the first Sweetest Day was planned by a committee of 12 confectioners chaired by candymaker C. C. Hartzell. The Sweetest Day in the Year Committee distributed over 20,000 boxes of candy to "newsboys, orphans, old folks, and the poor" in Cleveland, Ohio. The Sweetest Day in the Year Committee was assisted in the distribution of candy by some of the biggest movie stars of the day including Theda Bara and Ann Pennington.
There were also several attempts to start a "Sweetest Day" in New York City, including a declaration of a Candy Day throughout the United States by candy manufacturers on October 8, 1922. In 1927, The New York Times reported that "the powers that determine the nomenclature of the weeks of October" decreed that the week beginning on October 10, 1927 would be known as Sweetest Week. On September 25, 1937, The New York Times reported under Advertising News and Notes that The National Confectioners Association had launched a "movement throughout the candy industry" to rank Sweetest Day with the nationally accepted Mother's Day, Father's Day, and St. Valentine's Day. In 1940, another Sweetest Day was proclaimed on October 19. The promotional event was marked by the distribution of more than 10,000 boxes of candy by the Sweetest Day Committee. The candy was distributed among 26 local charities. 225 children were given candy in the chapel at the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children on October 17, 1940. 600 boxes of candy were also delivered to the presidents of the Jewish, Protestant and Catholic Big Sister groups of New York.
Sweetest Day now largely involves giving small presents such as greeting cards, candy, and flowers to loved ones. While it is not as large or widely observed as Valentine's Day, it is still celebrated in parts of the United States, despite persistent allegations of being a "Hallmark holiday."  In 2006, Hallmark marketed 151 greeting card designs for Sweetest Day. American Greetings marketed 178.
^ Cridlin, Jay. "A sweet day for Hallmark", St Petersburg Times, 2006-10-21. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
^ Sweetest Day, retailerconfectioners.org. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
^ The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 15, 2005.
^ Sweetest Day History and Facts theromantic.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
^ The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 15, 2005.
^ The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 8, 1921 and October 8, 1922.
^ The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 8, 1921 and October 8, 1922.
^ The New York Times, October 8, 1922.
^ The New York Times, October 10, 1927.
^ The New York Times, September 25, 1937.
^ a b c The New York Times, October 18, 1940.
^ Arnett, Lisa. "Sweet wine o’ mine", The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
^ Orsborn, Kimberly. "Sweetest Day born in Ohio", Mount Vernon News, 2006-10-20. Retrieved on 2007-02-21.
 Further reading
(2004-10-04) in Maud Lavin: The Business of Holidays. Monacelli. ISBN 1-58093-150-2.
Scott C. Martin (1997). "Consumer Rites: The Buying and Selling of American Holidays". Journal of Social History 31.
Bennett Madison and James Dignan (2002-12-28). I Hate Valentine's Day. Simon Spotlight Entertainment. ISBN 0-689-87372-7.
 External links
Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
Sweetest DayMichael Webb. History of Sweetest Day Origins and Facts About Sweetest Day. TheRomantic.com.
Sweetest Day was born from one man’s kindness…not in the laboratory of a greeting card company. American Greetings Corporation (August 2004).
Sweetest Day 2005. Hallmark Cards (September 2005).
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Categories: Holidays in the United States | October observances,Origins and Facts About Sweetest Day
Observed the 3rd Saturday in the month of October, Sweetest Day observance originated in Cleveland in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into the lives of orphans, shut-ins and others who were forgotten. With the help of friends, he began to distribute candy and small gifts to the underprivileged.
On the first Sweetest Day, movie star Ann Pennington presented 2,200 Cleveland newspaper boys with boxes of candy to express gratitude for their service to the public.
Another popular movie star, Theda Bara, distributed 10,000 boxes of candy to people in Cleveland hospitals and also gave candy to all who came to watch her film in a local theater.
Primarily a regional observance celebrated in the Great Lakes region and the Northeast, Sweetest Day is gradually spreading to other areas of the country. People tend to take the Sweetest Day tradition with them when they move. Ohio is the top state for Sweetest Day sales, followed by Michigan and Illinois. Texas, California and Florida are among the top 10 states in sales.
Over the years, Sweetest Day has evolved into a time to express romantic love and also to show appreciation to friends.
Click here for some creative ways to celebrate Sweetest Day.
Here are some great ideas for gifts for Sweetest Day
Sweetest Day, observed on the 3rd Saturday in the month of October has its origin in Cleveland in 1922, during the Great Depression. At present the holiday is primarily celebrated in the Midwestern U.S. states of Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio. About 60 years ago, Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland man and a candy store employee felt that the city's orphans and shut-ins were often being overlooked and neglected. To instill in them a sense of being cared for, he distributed small gifts and candy to those who had fallen on hard times, with the help of his friends and neighbors, on a Saturday in October. Other Clevelanders soon followed suit, and the celebration came to be known as the "Sweetest Day". On the first Sweetest Day, movie star Ann Pennington presented 2,200 Cleveland newspaper boys with boxes of candy to express gratitude for the service they render to the public. Theda Bera, another popular movie star distributed 10,000 boxes of candy to the people in Cleveland hospitals and also offered candy to all those who came to watch her film in a local theater.
Primarily a regional observance, Sweetest Day is gaining popularity and spreading to the other areas of the country. This tradition now seems to largely involve giving small presents, such as cards, candy and flowers, to family, friends, and lovers. It gives us an opportunity to reach out to the not- so-well-off sections of the society and spread happiness in their lives. Sweetest Day does not pertain to any particular religion, but is based on the broader and all-encompassing principle of humanity.
The Sweetest Day of the Year Sweetest Day
Some people think of Sweetest Day as being a made up holiday, and that's fine...let them be miserable while you celebrate in the spirit of life and love! Sweetest Day is for all the sweeties in your life, not just your significant other. The growing trend is to send thoughtful Sweetest Day greeting cards, gifts and flowers to all of your loved ones including your significant other, family members and friends! In the original giving spirit of the holiday, we'll share the true origin of Sweetest Day and the variety of sweets that you can give to your loved ones. Results from a recent survey conducted by American Greetings show that many people are unaware of the history and original intent of Sweetest Day. Forty-four percent of participants believe it was created by a greeting card company to mirror the romantic celebration of Valentine's Day. In reality, the history of Sweetest Day dates back to 1922 when a man by the name of Herbert Birch Kingston wanted to bring cheer to local orphans, elderly, homebound people and others he felt may feel a little "forgotten" during other holidays. Kingston worked for a candy company in Cleveland, Ohio and started giving out candy to all the little "sweets" in the community. Following his initial efforts, local candy makers in Cleveland began to continue the tradition of giving and called it "The Sweetest Day of the Year" and distributed over 10,000 boxes of candy to over 26 Cleveland area charities their first year. Over time, Sweetest Day has become more romance focused to include more of the Valentines Day traditions of romanti
Does your state have a celebrate Sweetest day?
My friend lived in two other states and tells me she never heard of Sweetest day until she came to Michigan
jona you are funny
kelly v It's Saturday the 21, you and your husband go and have a nice dinner somewhere with vout your children
Question answered by kr_toronto
Probably because this is Just a "holiday" created SOLELY to sell merchandise (CANDY in this case)...
"Sweetest Day is an observance celebrated primarily in the Great Lakes region and parts of the Northeast United States on the third Saturday in October. It is described by Retail Confectioners International, as "much more important for candymakers in some regions than in others (Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo being the biggest Sweetest Day cities)" and an "occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed." Sweetest Day has also been referred to as a "concocted promotion" created by the candy industry solely to increase sales of candy."
Did the Heath bar originate in England?
Question answered by LuckyWife
In 1913, L. S. Heath, a school teacher, bought an existing confectionery shop in Robinson, Illinois as a likely business opportunity for his oldest sons, Bayard Heath and Everett Heath. The brothers opened a combination candy store, ice cream parlor, and manufacturing operation there in 1914.
With the success of the business, the elder Heath became interested in ice cream, and opened a small dairy factory in 1915. His sons worked on expanding their confectionery business. At some point they reportedly acquired a toffee recipe, via a traveling saleman, from a Greek confectioner in another part of the state. In 1928, they began marketing it locally as "Heath English Toffee", proclaiming it “America’s Finest.”
In 1931, when Bayard and Everett were persuaded by their father to sell the confectionery and work at his dairy, they brought their candy-making equipment with them, and established a retail business there. The Heaths came up with the interesting marketing idea of including their toffee on the order form taken around by the Heath dairy trucks, so that one could order Heath bars to be delivered along with one’s milk and cottage cheese. The oil boom in southern Illinois provided more customers from further afield.
The Heath bar started to grow in popularity nationally during the Depression, despite its one-ounce size and the five-cent price, equal to larger bars. Made by hand until 1942, the candy was produced on a major commercial scale good after the U.S. Army placed its first order of $175,000 worth of the bars. The Heath bar had been found to have a very long shelf life, and the Army included it in soldiers’ rations throughout World War II.
Popularity of the Heath bar grew after the war, although the manufacturing process remained largely a hands-on, family-run operation. All four of L.S. Heath’s sons, his two daughters, and several grandchildren were involved in the business. In the 1950s, the Heath Toffee Ice Cream Bar was developed, and eventually franchised to other dairies.
In the 1960s, the huge national success of the Heath bar led to family in-fighting of some heat, with at least one grandchild of L.S. Heath thrown out of the business. In the 1970s, the company bought the South Dakota company "Fenn Brothers", which had produced a clone of Heath toffee – Butter Brickle.
Elsewhere, the Heath bar was making its way into other products. Already in use crushed up as a “mix-in” in Boston ice cream shops, the bar became the base for one of Ben & Jerry's most popular flavors when they opened their first shop in 1978. A Dairy Queen dish was developed using the candy. Heath bar cakes date from at least the 1960s on.
In the 1980s, a Heath Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich appeared, along with Heath Soft ‘n Crunchy – a Heath bar for those who didn’t enjoy the hardness of the original bar.
In 1989, with the diminishing and splintering of the Heath family, the business was sold to a Finnish company, Leaf, Inc., which in turn sold it to Hershey in 1996. The Heath bar, however, as manufactured by Hershey, remains much the same as it was in 1928.
Is St. Valentines Day over-marketed as a holiday?
Doesn't it seem like St. Valentine's Day is becoming over-marketed as a holiday by retailers trying to recover from the post Christmas sales slump?
I personally think St. Valentine's Day is a giant conspiracy by the florists, confectioners, restaurateur and greeting card companies(stationers). Pitching the romance angle, women are hooked into it and of course, men have to buy into it in the hopes of getting some nookie or being punished by being denied it.
Agree? Disagree? Opinions? Comments?
Question answered by Ms Z
I used to run a gift and card shop, believe me, V-day is retail paradise, v-day was the second best money making day...right after X-mas. I never celebrate it....they charge double the price for roses on that day alone, and shops always sell out. We could sell the ugliest bear, as long as it had a heart on it.
People are crazy....
Is Sweetest Day a real holiday?
So is Sweetest Day a real holiday? Meaning would you buy a gift or something for your significant other. By the way, I'm in the Mid-west.
Question answered by Alyssa
Sweetest Day is an observance celebrated primarily in the Great Lakes region and parts of the Northeast United States on the third Saturday in October. It is described by Retail Confectioners International as an "occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed." Sweetest Day has also been referred to as a "concocted promotion" created by the candy industry solely to increase sales of candy.
Can I use white piping gel?
Okay well I got this great recipe from someone who responded to my question but I also wanted to know if it is Okay to use white piping gel to get the stiff peaks? I tried to find the clear piping gel but I couldn't so I just wanted to know if it was okay.
Thank You in advance ^_^
Here is a recipe for whipped cream frosting, you will need to go to a specialty store that sells cooking supplies. Alternatively, you can buy the piping gel in either Walmart or Michaels, in the Wilton Cake section. Good luck. <3
Stabilized Whipped Cream Icing
1/2 pint (1 cup) heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons Piping Gel
1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
Combine whipping cream and sugar in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add piping gel and vanilla, then continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Do not over beat.
As an alternative, you can use Frozen Non-Dairy Whipped Topping or Packaged Topping Mix. Thaw frozen whipped topping in refrigerator before coloring or using for decorating. Use packaged topping mix immediately after preparing. Store decorated cupcakes in refrigerator until ready to serve. Do not allow either to stay at room temperature, as it becomes too soft for decorating. Makes: 1 1/2 - 2 cups of icing.
Question answered by JerseyGypsy
You can get clear piping gel at places like Michael's or A.C. Moore (any craft store with a cake decorating section), or any cake supply store. You can also make your own (just google for a recipe). The white would work fine, as it's the same only colored. But for a true stabilized whipped cream, all you need to add is bloomed gelatin.
To the person who said piping gel doesn't come in clear: It does--the colors are sold in retail stores for convenience, but piping gel always starts as clear (and that is how most professionals buy it, if they don't make their own) and is tinted to suit the individual's needs. Piping gel also has other uses over actually writing on a cake, so clear and white come in handy for many things.