Tylose Powder

Decorating By RetiredNavyChief Updated 5 May 2009 , 8:01pm by Loucinda

RetiredNavyChief Posted 5 May 2009 , 6:47pm
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I have read alot of post on here about tylose added to gumpaste. Is this added to already mixed gumpaste? What is the benefit to adding this to gumpaste? Thank you.

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Loucinda Posted 5 May 2009 , 6:54pm
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I think you mean a lot of people add Tylose to fondant. If you add it to fondant - it will help the fondant dry a lot quicker, and you can roll it thinner than plain fondant alone. Gumpaste is made with tylose, so there would not be any reason to add more to it!

RetiredNavyChief Posted 5 May 2009 , 7:33pm
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oh okay thanks. does it make the fondant more like gumpaste? causing it to dry harder?

Loucinda Posted 5 May 2009 , 8:01pm
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Yes, in a way it does. Plain fondant will not dry hard - it will always have some "give" to it even when it is dry.

Plain gumpaste you can roll extremely thin (like for realistic flowers) If you mix some tylose into the fondant (or you can do a 50/50 blend of fondant/already made gumpaste for the same effect) You will have the benefit of being able to work with it longer and it will dry harder than plain fondant. Hope that makes sense to you.

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