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I having trouble working with my fondant.  Not homemade, store bought.  Duff.  Its HOT.  Even thought I have the air cranked up my fondant is soooo soft I'm having trouble working with it.  Won't hold its shape.  I've already added tylose powder.  I'm not sure if I should add more.  I have to have 2 cakes done for Saturday and this isn't going well.I'm assuming its the heat of my hands and I keep putting it down and walking away but I'm never going to get it done.

 

HELP!!!!!

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Duffs has a high ratio of chocolate and is typically very soft.  I use corn starch when working with Fondarific which is very similar.

 

Tylose does not help.  If you are trying to make figures, you will need to mix it with at least 50% gumpaste or it will never harden.

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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

Duffs has a high ratio of chocolate and is typically very soft.  I use corn starch when working with Fondarific which is very similar.

Tylose does not help.  If you are trying to make figures, you will need to mix it with at least 50% gumpaste or it will never harden.

I think Duff's is fondarific. I love the taste of them, and they taste the same... I use cornstarch too. I also noticed that my hydrangeas were still mushy after using a ton of tylose, even though the wad i was working from was firm... Really weird. Has that been your experience? What sort of gum paste do you use with it?
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I think Duff's is fondarific. they are very similar, but different. I prefer Fondarific. Sometimes, duffs has a bit of a weird smell. Someone (I think CostumeCzar) compared them on a blog.

I love the taste of them, and they taste the same... I use cornstarch too. I also noticed that my hydrangeas were still mushy after using a ton of tylose, even though the wad i was working from was firm... Really weird. Has that been your experience? ues. Also, Fondarific posts a little notice about not trying to use tylose...that it just doesn't work. They even discourage mixing with gumpaste.What sort of gum paste do you use with it? Ive used many successfully. In a pinch, I use Duffs because I can buy locally. Usually, I use Satin Ice gumpaste.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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