Decorating By RetiredNavyChief Updated 30 May 2009 , 2:07pm by RetiredNavyChief

RetiredNavyChief Posted 30 May 2009 , 6:46am
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Is tylose powder the same as gumtex? I am having a hard time with the gumpaste roses drying to fast while i am making them.

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ceshell Posted 30 May 2009 , 7:41am
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No, but they are similar. It is a different gum product. I believe tylose is gum tragacanth while gumtex is...dang, I always forget icon_smile.gif. Both of them cause gumpaste or fondant to dry a faster, harder and stronger.

If you are having a problem with your roses drying too fast, I'd mix your gumpaste (if that's what you are using) with a bit of fondant...up to 50/50.

sara91 Posted 30 May 2009 , 7:50am
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Tylose is similar to gum trag but gum trag is natural whereas tylose is made in a lab.
That is why gum trag is so expensive because it comes from trees.

RetiredNavyChief Posted 30 May 2009 , 2:07pm
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thank you. i am mixing 50/50. maybe the crisco is what i need to much cornstarch to roll with.

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