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post #16 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????



Wilton sells a bag of pre-made gum paste, if you don't want to bother with making it, especially if it's the first time using it. That's all I've done so far. Just make sure you seal the bag up tight, or it will go rock hard.
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post #17 of 23
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The first time I made Nic Lodge's I had trouble too. I posted about it on here and actually got a response from someone who either works with him or knows him. Apparently he saw the post and asked her to help out, it was great! The second time I made the recipe it was beautiful. When I first took the Wilton courses the teacher said that our powdered sugar in Canada has more of something in it (can't for the life of me remember what) so we need to add more liquid to our recipes (for royal icing, etc.). I thought maybe that was the problem so the next time I made Nic's GP I started out with about 3/4 of the p.s. the recipe called for and didn't add the reserve one cup. To be honest I kind of eyeballed it as it was mixing and stopped when it was a little soft. It's a lot easier to knead more p.s. in if you need it. I hope my rambling isn't too confusing! Let me know when you try it again how it works out for you.

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post #18 of 23
Thank you Alana

Yes my wilton instructor told us the same thing...I think she said our sugar had corn starch or something like that in it.....so yes I didn't even think of that.

I will let you know how it turns out....thanks again
post #19 of 23
I too was going to say to much powdered sugar. It's like when you make any type of sugar icing/frosting go a little less then add more if you need it. I always pay attention to instructions that tell what consistancy to look for---like "soft peak RI" in step 6. So, I would try less PS. it will be like really stretchy fondant.

I couldn't get the link I posted to work. If you can't just type nick lodge gumpaste recipe into your search engine & you should be able to find it.

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post #21 of 23
I just picked up some gum-tex today. I'm ready to start!!! I'll mix up my MMF tonight and be ready to do some experimenting tomorrow. Thank you for all your tips and I'll let you know how it works out for me.
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post #22 of 23
I saw this thread and thought this link might come in handy:


Whats the Difference??? Tylose PowderCMC PowderTrag Powder.Gum Tex
http://thesugarlane.com/2009/05/12/whats-the-difference-tylose-powder-cmc-powder-trag-powder-gum-tex/

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post #23 of 23

i tried to make some mmf and i bought some gumtex to use as a substitute for tylose. the fondant mixed with gumtex became very crumbly( best description i can think of) and i thought gumtex is supposed to make the fondant elastic, but there is no elasticity at all after adding the gumtex. please help i dont know if i'm supposed to add gumtex then let it sit or can i use it like tylose where i can add it and mold right away. also this is the first time i made mmf and i didnt add gum tragacanth just marshmallows and powdered sugar. the gum tex i bought looks darker than tylose and smells sour(like vinegar), is that normal, i thought maybe i bought an expired product. if anybody can explain how i'm supposed to use gumtex with marshmallow fodant to make characters and figures i would really appreciate it. thank you.

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