Buying Gumpaste Ingredients In Canada

Decorating By Ursberto Updated 20 Jul 2012 , 4:20pm by BakingIrene

Ursberto Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 7:12am
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Hi there,

I am having a hard time finding a source online for getting some of the key ingredients here in Alberta to make GumPaste from scratch. I was looking to but some Tylose or Gum Tragacanth. Any help in locating some online facilities would be greatly appreciated.

thanks,

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 7:20am
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Where are you in Alberta?
Hugs Squirrelly in Ottawa

Ursberto Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 6:55pm
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I live in edmonton and it is currently freezing cold. We didn't have much of a winter but today is looking like it might be the start (-19 with windchill). Do you have a source for tylose or tragicanth in ottawa?

SUELA Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 7:00pm
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Try a health food store...also, the Canadian site cakescanada.com might offer some good ideas. you might be able to order from artistic cake design here in Ottawa, or McCall's in Toronto.

MelC Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 7:18pm
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I usually order from www.creativecutters.com... they have a store in Richmond Hill (Toronto) and have a TON of stuff!

cakesondemand Posted 15 Feb 2006 , 1:08am
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Hi I live in Chilliwack, B.C. there is a cake decorating store here in Langley that carries gum paste ingredients (Scoop-n-Save). You could check out there site I don't know the address off hand do a search on scoop-n-save. If you can't find it just let me know. Good Luck

kakabekabunny Posted 15 Feb 2006 , 1:22am
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I get mine from our local bulk store. You could try one near you. Or like MelC said, try creative cutters. They ship quickly & aren't that expensive. Good luck. & come join us on the Canadian site.

rainbowz Posted 15 Feb 2006 , 6:03am
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If there's a Bulk Barn or Michaels' near you you can probably find Wilton's Gum-Tex to add to your own fondant, or a can of "just add water" Wilton's Gum Paste Mix.

I've searched online for HOURS AND HOURS for suppliers of gum tragacanth or tylose in Canada but was unable to locate anyone who sold it in fair size amounts (I kept getting retailers for the Wilton stuff). The closest I got was finding a drum-sized supplier in China or Turkey and I'm simply not gonna use 200 pounds of the stuff.

If you (or anyone) does run into a supplier for tylose (aka Methylhydroxyethylcellulose) or gum tragacanth (in other than industrial drum sizes) please do let us know.

SquirrellyCakes Posted 15 Feb 2006 , 6:12am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rainbowz

If there's a Bulk Barn or Michaels' near you you can probably find Wilton's Gum-Tex to add to your own fondant, or a can of "just add water" Wilton's Gum Paste Mix.

I've searched online for HOURS AND HOURS for suppliers of gum tragacanth or tylose in Canada but was unable to locate anyone who sold it in fair size amounts (I kept getting retailers for the Wilton stuff). The closest I got was finding a drum-sized supplier in China or Turkey and I'm simply not gonna use 200 pounds of the stuff.

If you (or anyone) does run into a supplier for tylose (aka Methylhydroxyethylcellulose) or gum tragacanth (in other than industrial drum sizes) please do let us know.



Not in Canada, but you can get Gum Arabic and Tylose at
www.winbeckler.com
Also check out www. sugarcraft.com
www.bakingshop.com/sugarcraft/gum.htm
Edited to add that link, not sure if the link will work.
Hugs Squirrelly

chyna Posted 18 Jul 2012 , 6:06am
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very old thread, but I ahve just found cakemischief.com based in Sherwood Park.

BakingIrene Posted 19 Jul 2012 , 10:21pm
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goldaskitchen.com sells both tylose and tragacanth and other gums in large and small sizes. Ships fast and reliable.

pmarks0 Posted 20 Jul 2012 , 3:50am
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Flour Confections in Pickering, ON sells it too. www.flourconfections.com

BakingIrene Posted 20 Jul 2012 , 4:20pm
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Something's not right with the searches by people who can't find the stuff online.

I entered "tylose canada" into google and got many more suppliers including vanilla food company and gourmet warehouse company, that sell small quantities in Canada.

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