Gumtex Questions

Decorating By rocketmom1985 Updated 7 Dec 2008 , 5:14am by Cakepro

rocketmom1985 Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 1:37am
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Is gumtex the same thing as tylose powder? The can of gumtex I have is by Wilton.

Also, if a recipe calls for glucose can corn syrup be substituted???


thanks so much!

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karateka Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 3:19am
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Gum tex and tylose are not the same thing, but they are similar. I like tylose better.

I'm not sure about the glucose/corn syrup sub, but it seems reasonable to me.

kakeladi Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 11:28pm
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GumTex produces more of a pastillige(sp?) than gp.
on a scale: Fondant is soft; gumpaste is hard but pastillige is even harder and dries faster.

Subbing corn syrup for glucose will depend on the recipe it is used in.
CS is thiinner in consistency....glucose is very, very stiff.

Cakepro Posted 7 Dec 2008 , 5:14am
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Originally Posted by kakeladi

GumTex produces more of a pastillige(sp?) than gp.
on a scale: Fondant is soft; gumpaste is hard but pastillige is even harder and dries faster.




Well, that entirely depends on how much Gum-Tex you add to fondant.

We make fondant roses in Course 3 using a small amount of Gum-Tex added to fondant and in 10 years, not even my most measurement-challenged students have brought fondant that comes anywhere NEAR pastillage in terms of speed of drying or hardness. I actually prefer that my students use Gum-Tex in fondant rather than Tylose because they need a longer working time since they're learning new techniques. I personally use Tylose in fondant because I work pretty fast.

Pastillage dries exceptionally fast.

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