Gum Tex In Fondant ??

Decorating By kayla1505 Updated 22 Feb 2008 , 11:27pm by peanut123

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kayla1505 Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 8:33pm
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whats the purpose of adding gum tex to fondant ?? i remember doing that in wiltons course 3. the reason im asking is becuz i wanna make a brown shoe and i dont wana have to color the gumpaste brown. so im thinking if i buy brown fodant and add gum tex it will work. what do you guys think ?

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JoAnnB Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 8:41pm
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The gumtex will allow the fondant to dry faster and harder, more like gumpaste. about a tsp to a pound of fondant. I agree coloring fondant is a pain. Remember tho, if it is Wilton, it doesn't taste that good. Hopefully it is a decoration not intended to be eaten.

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canoewoman Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 8:43pm
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Is using fixodent in fondant the same as using gumtex?

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kayla1505 Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 9:28pm
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thanks JoAnn its just for the shoe, so im not worried about anyone eating it. Canoewoman i dont even know what fixodent is, so i cant help. hopefully someone esle knows

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alanahodgson Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 10:37pm
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I have read that fixodent is used to strengthen fondant to make it more like gumpaste, but I've never used it.

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ctrumps Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 11:05pm
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Gumtex is great when added to fondant. I just did a flip flop cake and used it for the straps and it hardend over night. Gumtex is great!

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peanut123 Posted 22 Feb 2008 , 11:27pm
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FIXODENT contains:
Menthol
Petrolatum
*Carboxymethylcellulose sodium* (see note below)
D&C Red #27 aluminum lake
Menthyl lactate
Peppermint extract
Mineral oil
Silica (unspecified)
Calcium/zinc polyvinyl methyl ether maleate

*The ingredientâ¦carboxymethylcellulose sodium⦠in the cake decorating world is called CMC and is an ingredient in TYLOSE.


Wiltonâs Gum-Tex is Karaya Gum.

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