So I bought some Tragacanth today and I'm planning on adding it to some chocolate fondant.. by adding this it will harded more sturdy and faster, right?? Also, how much should I add?!?
Sorry, I don't know the answer but am interested in knowing myself.
Are you sure you got Gum Trag? It's not readily available in he U.S. Or did you get Tylose OR Wilton's GumTex?
It will turn your fondant into gumpaste.
You don't need much - about 1/4 tsp per 1/2 cup or about the size of a baseball. Knead it in really good. What do you want to make w/it? The thinner you roll it the harder and quicker it will dry.
It will become like an eggshell - fragile.
It can be found in the U.S. through Lorann Oils. I have bought it and usually carry it for my customers. I did not know how to use it, but it makes sense because of their use.
I bought it at Cake Crafts in Denver...
I want to use it to add a little stability for the top of a graduation hat and I'm afraid the fondant wouldn't dry hard enough to make that perfect flat top.. what do you think?
Sure it will make fondant hard enough for a grad hat I have even used fondant straight. Just let it dry about 24 hrs.
thanks for all the help!