I finally got some Tylose Powder today. If I'm using Wilton Fondant and let's say enough to make a figure similar to what aine2 would make... how much Tylose do I add to my gum paste?
I would like to know the answer to this also.
you would add it to fondant, not gumpaste. gumpaste already has the drying agent in it.
you would add prob 1 tsp or so to a small sized figure, work it a while and let it start to take effect.
Where do you buy Tylose?
I got mine online. It goes a long way so it was worth buying. It makes great "glue" - just mix a tiny amount with water and it gets very thick.
I just completed four days of Debbie Brown classes last week, for which her instructions were to use 2 tsp tylose per pound of fondant for our figures. I used Wilton fondant and 2 tsp per pound was WAY too much. She uses Regal Ice fondant which is a much softer fondant, and it takes 2 tsp per pound very well. Those of us who used Wilton fondant ended up using Fondx, which is softer than Wilton, which worked very well.
In the future, I won't be using more than 1 tsp per pound of Wilton fondant (or I may start using Satin Ice for my figures, which I use for cakes). The softer the fondant, the much easier it is to get all the cracks and crazing and fingerprints out of your figure.