Originally Posted by trishalynn0708
I was wondering if the Wilton's gum-tex that you can get at Walmart is the same thing as Tylose powder??? I have never used either but I have been told that it works good adding a little to fondant to make it stiffer for like bows and what not...
Does anyone have any feedback for me?
Not identical, but they will react with fondant in a very similar way. Adding a little to fondant will help it set up faster & harder.
Be careful not to add too much at the start. One recommendation is 1 tsp. to 12 oz. of fondant. That seems about right for Wilton fondant. If you're using another, softer brand, you may need a bit more.
IT WILL NOT WORK WITH DUFF'S OR FONDARIFIC because they're candy melt based and have too much fat to be strongly affected by the gum.
Adding tylose (which is "stronger", so you use less) yields a whiter product. The gum- tex has a slight grey cast to it, but it's not really noticeable.
One trick with it is to deliberately add too much when you want to make something that looks aged--it yields raggedy edges and cracking that works really well for maps.