I work a lot with gum paste for cake toppers etc. since it is stronger than fondant. Online stores sell 20 lb buckets of fondant while I cannot find anything more than 5 lb of gum paste.
I am wondering if I were to buy the giant bucket of fondant, if adding tylose would make it as strong as gum paste? Thanks for any help that you can throw my way! :O)
I think it does. JMHO
When I discovered that little secret, I never went back - no gumpaste for me anymore! Try a small amount and see how you like it (and you will). It doesn''t dry out as fast as gumpaste, but gets firm quick enough.
Thanks for your help!
I think gumpaste still rolls thinner but the tylose is invaluable for making fondant decorations to dry.
I make my own gumpaste by adding tylose to my home-made fondant. The ratio is 2 tsp to each pound of fondant for homemade, and 1 1/2 tsp for each pound of store-bought fondant (it already has gums in it.) Just add the tylose to the fondant and knead it in.
I don't know how it compares to store-bought gumpaste, but it dries hard and works fine for me. I can roll it out really thin, and thin petals out fine.