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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by coconut299

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I have made gumpaste by adding Tylose powder to prepared fondant. The proportion I used was 1 T. tylose to 1 lb. of fondant. But if it's very humid, you may need a little more.

The easiest way I've found to do this is to sprinkle the work surface with the Tylose and knead the fondant over it until the powder is mixed in well. Hope this helps!



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post #17 of 20
I make mine with 500g fondant, 1/2 teaspoon tylose, 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar and 1/4 teaspoon egg white, I knead all together and leave over night.... it is beautiful to work with icon_smile.gif (you will need to convert the amounts to US measurements)
post #18 of 20
Hi all,
I would like to try making gumpaste flowers for my daughter for her Mothers day cake and would like to try this recipe too.
Do you need to "rest" this before using or can you start rolling and forming as soon as the Tylose is mixed in?

Thanks in advance!
Cheers
Terry
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post #19 of 20
I just add the amount of tylose powder that I need. Depends on the weather too. I even add a small amount sometimes to fondant so it's not too soft, but not enough to make it gumpaste.
post #20 of 20
When you add tylose to fondant it does NOT make gum paste. It makes the fondant stiffer and it will dry faster, but true gum paste can be rolled paper thin without tearing and dries so much faster than the fondant/tylose mix. I used to work for a bakery that did this and all their bows and figures and flowers were thicker and heavier than those made with real gum paste.

It wasn't until I left and made my first bow that I used Wilton's pre-made gumpaste and I have never looked back.

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