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 ?
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.
Is using fixodent in fondant the same as using gumtex?
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
I have read that fixodent is used to strengthen fondant to make it more like gumpaste, but I've never used it.
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!
*Carboxymethylcellulose sodium* (see note below)
D&C Red #27 aluminum lake
Calcium/zinc polyvinyl methyl ether maleate
*The ingredientâ¦carboxymethylcellulose sodiumâ¦ in the cake decorating world is called CMC and is an ingredient in TYLOSE.
Wiltonâs Gum-Tex is Karaya Gum.