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post #1 of 11
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I am adding Gum Tex to fondant in order to make bow decorations for cupcake toppers. How long should I let the fondant sit after I've added the Gum Tex before I attempt to start making the bows? icon_confused.gif
post #2 of 11
It'll work best if you knead it in, wrap it well, and let it sit at least overnight.

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post #3 of 11
I frequently add gumtex or CK tylose to fondant immediately before I roll & cut or before I shape a figure. It seems to work fine for me.
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post #4 of 11
I've added gumtex to fondant and have used it right away many of times.
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

I've added gumtex to fondant and have used it right away many of times.



I do that too, but mainly for figures or objects.

When I want to roll it thinner and have it hold it's shape without stretching, I just find that it acts better if it's cured for awhile--the OP is asking about a bow.

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post #6 of 11
Maybe it's my kitchen, but for me it actually works better to use it right away, even with bows. Most of my bows are fondant/gum-tex that was mixed and used right away.
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post #7 of 11
I have a questions on this as well, but mine is basic. I've never tried to mold fondant but my son wants a birthday cake that I will have to make little figures. So how much tylose do you add to the fondant so that it is good for molding?
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post #8 of 11
I honestly just go by feel. So I'd be no help there. icon_sad.gif
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post #9 of 11
So gum tex makes fondant almost like gumpaste when you mix it in......meaning it will harden and hold it's shape?? I would love to try this if it will work instead of buying the expensive already made gumpaste from wilton.
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post #10 of 11
Yes it does.

Honestly though, I'm not sure how it compares price wise.
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post #11 of 11
hi everyone... plz I need to know what is the quantity of gum tex I can add to fondant in order to make the fondant harder?
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