Can I Do This With Fondant??

Decorating By patticake1956 Updated 19 Feb 2009 , 1:01pm by patticake1956

patticake1956 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 6:11pm
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I made and colored a batch of fondant to make roses but, I can't get it rolled thin enough. Can I add tylose or gumpaste to the fondant at this point?

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Ballymena Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 6:19pm
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Yes you can, just knead it in well.

patticake1956 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 9:39pm
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Thank you so much. Would you know how much I would need to add? I have 2 lbs of MMF

cakeart24 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 9:51pm
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I usually add equal parts - 1 pound of fondant to 1 pound of gumpaste. Hope this helps.

Ballymena Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 9:58pm
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I do figure sculpturing so I usually want my fondant to harden well when I do this so I would add 1 tsp. of gumtex powder, which does the same as tylose or cmc, to 1 lb. of fondant. I do think that if you added 1 pkg(1 lb.), of gumpaste to the 2 lbs. of fondant you would like the consistency better for flower making, 1:1 ratio is even better if you have the gumpaste. Gumpaste on it's own works wonderfully too.

jlynnw Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 10:13pm
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OK on the figure sculpture, like an small jungle animal, to you have to prick it to vent it to prevent cracking with the same mix ratio?

Sorry to hijack this thread

Ballymena Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 11:03pm
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I'm not sure what you mean by venting it. I have never pricked or vented anything and I make quite large sculptures 6-8" high. They never crack and dry very nicely, often with a fan on them.

patticake1956 Posted 19 Feb 2009 , 1:01pm
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You guys are the best. Thank you all for your help, I really appreciate it.

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