Adding Gum Arabic To Fondant

Decorating By rohima Updated 10 Apr 2013 , 2:49am by auntginn

rohima Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 8:34pm
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Hi, I want to make a cake and I need some gumpaste but do not want to make a new patch. I have some fondant left over from my last cake and am thinking of adding gum arabic to it . Will it work?

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forthwife Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 8:42pm
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I too have wondered the same thing. When exactly is gum arabic used?

SetFree Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 4:12am
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Hi, you can add tylose to your fondant to make gumpaste.  Take a look at   under Betty Van Norstrand video «fondant to gumpaste».

SetFree Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 1:58am
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One small correction.  Adding tylose to fondant does not make gumpaste BUT makes your fondant into something like gumpaste. It seems that you can't do this with a chocolate base fondant.

auntginn Posted 10 Apr 2013 , 2:49am
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Adding gum arabic will not make it harder.  According to LorAnn Oils it is used to make gumpaste.  Here is the link.

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