Gum Arabic

Decorating By Ellistwins Updated 14 Apr 2008 , 11:10am by Ellistwins

Ellistwins Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 6:47am
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My friend could not find CMC or Tylose. Instead the shop gave her Gum arabic, but couldn't tell her how to use it. Please help me. How much must I use for modelling paste etc. Is it more or less the same as Tylose?

Thanks

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Texas_Rose Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 8:40am
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Gum Arabic isn't a substitute for CMC, Tylose or Gum-tex. It can be mixed with water and brushed onto dried gumpaste shapes for shine, or added to royal icing for strength. Gum tracaganth or gum karaya are what you need for gum paste.

Ellistwins Posted 14 Apr 2008 , 11:10am
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So she can't add it to fondant to make it more solid.

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