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I am unable to find tylose anywhere. Can gum-tex be used in place of tylose??
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post #2 of 23
I think it's a similar type of gum. Try it and see it the gumpaste hardens up enough. It should be fine, isn't that what's in the Wilton gumpaste?

You can get tylose online at different places, I get mine at cakedeco.com
post #3 of 23
I've used both gumtex & tylose in my fondant. I can't really tell the difference.
post #4 of 23
Yes you can use gumtex in fondant. I use it all the time in my fondant flowers, just use some gumtex in my fondant swags and picture frame from my last cake to test it out. It works great! I will have to try the the tylose one day. HTH
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post #5 of 23
I use gum-tex all the time too as I can't get tylose so easily. Works fine. I use the gum-tex powder mixed with water to make my gum glue rather than waiting for tiny pieces of gumpaste to dissolve in water. I also mix it with fondant to make a harder fondant piece without using gumpaste.
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post #6 of 23
They both do the same thing, gum-tex is a little darker in color than tylose (which is bright white)
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post #7 of 23
I use tylose all the time & it works fine. Never used gum-tex, but pretty certain they do the same thing.
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by practiceandpatience

I am unable to find tylose anywhere. Can gum-tex be used in place of tylose??


Go to eBay and search for "carboxymethyl cellulose"....that's the actuall chemical name for Tylose. You will be able to purchase a much larger amount for less money than you would when buying those little containers from a cake supply. I can usually get about a pound for under $20 and that will make many batches of gum paste.

I've never liked gumtex....paste was never white enough for me nor would it dry hard enough....but to each his own!
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post #10 of 23
Can you use the gumtex or tylose in regular MMF to make flowers? Is there a lot of difference in that and the gumpaste?
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Originally Posted by Jeff_Arnett

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Originally Posted by practiceandpatience

I am unable to find tylose anywhere. Can gum-tex be used in place of tylose??


Go to eBay and search for "carboxymethyl cellulose"....that's the actuall chemical name for Tylose. You will be able to purchase a much larger amount for less money than you would when buying those little containers from a cake supply. I can usually get about a pound for under $20 and that will make many batches of gum paste.

I've never liked gumtex....paste was never white enough for me nor would it dry hard enough....but to each his own!



Ditto. I got a HUGE bottle of CMC, which will last me ages, for only $11. It wasn't a pound though, but still quite big.

HTH.
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by pbeckwith

Can you use the gumtex or tylose in regular MMF to make flowers? Is there a lot of difference in that and the gumpaste?


To your answer, can you use gumtex or tylose in regular MMF to make flowers? Yes, Just tried it, works great, just let your MMF dry in the air Longer, for a day or two. Gumpaste dries rock hard, MMf or fondant dries hard, but there still is a slight softness to them. HTH
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post #13 of 23
I have never used tylose before but I am about to purchase some to make bows I need for a wedding cake this weekend. How do I use it and do I need the make my own gumpaste or can I buy pre-made????
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post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by 1nanette

I have never used tylose before but I am about to purchase some to make bows I need for a wedding cake this weekend. How do I use it and do I need the make my own gumpaste or can I buy pre-made????



I usually just sprinkle it on my fondant (I've used pre-made, MMF, MFF) and knead it in. I also have made Nick Lodge's gumpaste & it's wonderful. http://www.nicholaslodge.com/gumpaste.htm. It's really easy to make & so great to work with! You'll love it I know!
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I tried to make that gumpaste recipe but it didn't work for me it just fell apart what do you think I did wrong?
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