Is Wilton's Gum Tex The Same As Tylose Powder?

Decorating By kara76 Updated 14 Jun 2009 , 2:35pm by momma28

kara76 Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 3:42am
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I have some of wilton's gum tex and I was wondering if I added it to fondant would it act the same as tylose powder??

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Uniqueask Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 3:47am
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I am not sure, but I mix my gum tex, with fondant to make flowers. Let's see what others say, Here a bump

phoufer Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 3:48am
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I haven't used tylose powder but gum tex is what I use to mix with fondant when I am making figures, flowers etc. HTH

Texas_Rose Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 3:54am
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The difference between tylose and gum-tex is the color and smell. Tylose is pure white and doesn't have an odor. It works fine to add gum-tex to fondant though.

kara76 Posted 12 Jun 2009 , 3:56am
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Thanks everyone! Kinda what I figured but wanted to be sure icon_smile.gif

neecies_sweets Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 7:55pm
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can anyone tell me, please, can i substitute gum-tex for tylose 1:1? i know some gums are "stronger" than others, so i want to get the substitution right. thanks!

Kitagrl Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 8:02pm
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I don't think the gum tex dries the fondant like the tylose. I tried gum tex and the back said its used to make gumpaste more pliable. I could not tell that it stiffened my fondant like the tylose. Definitely go with tylose, IMO.

neecies_sweets Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 8:22pm
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i was afraid of that-- i'll have to order. oh well, another excuse to add to my toys! thank you! icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 3:13am
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I use gum-tex all the time. It does harden fondant and make it dry quicker. I have used it for flowers as well as figures.

I can't help with the ratio, since I never measure it.

gerripje Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 4:10am
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I haven't had good luck with gum tex at all. Mind you, I was really just starting out last summer when using it. I didn't like the gum tex gum paste recipe and now that I have tylose, I prefer it way more than gum tex. I didn't notice any difference at all when adding gum tex to fondant. Maybe I will give it another try that I know a little more of what I'm looking for and doing before I say that I absolutely hate gum tex!!

icer101 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 4:23am
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adding 1tsp. of gumtex to 12 oz of fondant.. makes great flowers ,etc.. i use tylose also.. like that too. i use that when i make nick lodges recipe. i add tylose or gumtex to fondand to make gumpaste.. hth

mareg Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 4:28am
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Do both of these help the fondant/gumpaste dry faster?

momma28 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 2:35pm
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I have tried adding gum tex to mmf and the results were a disaster. I guess it doesnt like to work with marshmallow because it became an unusable texture. I have made gumpaste with the gum tex recipe and that worked well for the sails on my pirate ship cake. Has anyone else had success mixing gum tex into mmf?

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