Need Fondant To Harden Like Gumpaste

Decorating By MomoTyty Updated 28 Apr 2009 , 3:17pm by MomoTyty

MomoTyty Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 11:11pm
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Hi,
I live in an area with no cake supply stores so I buy all of my supplies online. I needed black gumpaste but couldn't find any so I bought Satin Ice black fondant. I need to make buildings to stick on the side of a cake. Is there anything that I can add to the fondant so it will dry harder and faster?
Thanks for any help!
Tracie

7 replies
mbt4955 Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 11:54pm
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Tylose powder is the only thing that I know of. Good luck!

Price Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 12:27am
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I agree, you can add a little Tylose to the fondant. I have also made fondant pieces without adding anything to them and they dry nice and firm. How long do you have? 3 days of drying should be fine if you are going to be attaching them to the side of the cake. Just use a piece of foam core or cardboard to help support the fondant piece while you attach it to the cake.

deliciously_decadent Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 6:24am
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if you mix a 1/4 tsp of tylose/CMC/gumtrag, a 1/4 tsp of egg white (i use the dehydrated granulated stuff so it osn't wet) and a 1/4 tsp of cream of tartar into 1/2 kilo of sugar paste/fondant and leave in aplastic wrap overnight you will have gumpaste

solascakes Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 6:50am
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Originally Posted by adatay

if you mix a 1/4 tsp of tylose/CMC/gumtrag, a 1/4 tsp of egg white (i use the dehydrated granulated stuff so it osn't wet) and a 1/4 tsp of cream of tartar into 1/2 kilo of sugar paste/fondant and leave in aplastic wrap overnight you will have gumpaste




Jeez,there is so much choice here,thanks for this.

deliciously_decadent Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 6:53am
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no problemo!!

ceshell Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 6:55am
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Also if time is short and you can't get tylose in time, gum-tex (Wilton product, if you have a Michael's/JoAnn/etc. nearby) works too. It's not as good as tylose but it definitely does the job.

MomoTyty Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:17pm
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Thanks all. Hopefully that fondant will get here today....or I think I'm in real trouble!!!!! It is for my son's birthday cake on Saturday but I need to have it done on Friday since we will be traveling. I would prefer the buildings stick up taller than the cake so I think I definitely will need to firm it up more than just drying for 3 days. I will need to try the gum-tex option listed because I can't get tylose powder in time. I really miss living where I can just run up to the nearest cake shop! Thanks again for all your help. I'll let you know how it worked out.

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