Is Gum Arabic The Same As Tylose?

Decorating By kristyokronley Updated 14 May 2009 , 1:19am by classiccake

kristyokronley Posted 13 May 2009 , 8:46pm
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Can I add Gum Arabic powder to Satin Ice fondant to make it more like gum paste? I read that you do that with Tylose. What's the difference? Thanks in advance!!!

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playingwithsugar Posted 13 May 2009 , 8:54pm
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No, it is not. Gum Tragacanth works the same as Tylose or CMC.

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kristyokronley Posted 13 May 2009 , 9:24pm
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So what can I use Gum Arabic for or should I return it?

-K8memphis Posted 13 May 2009 , 9:32pm
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Gum arabic is used to make edible glitter and it strengthens royal icing. Maybe some other stuff too but that's all I know.

Texas_Rose Posted 13 May 2009 , 9:51pm
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I've read that you can mix it with water and brush it on gumpaste or fondant leaves to give them some shine.

classiccake Posted 14 May 2009 , 1:19am
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I've read that you can mix it with water and brush it on gumpaste or fondant leaves to give them some shine.




Agree...and use it like k8memphis also. Works great in royal if you are making lilies or lace points.

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