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??
I am not sure, but I mix my gum tex, with fondant to make flowers. Let's see what others say, Here a bump
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
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.
Thanks everyone! Kinda what I figured but wanted to be sure
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!
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.
i was afraid of that-- i'll have to order. oh well, another excuse to add to my toys! thank you!
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.
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!!
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
Do both of these help the fondant/gumpaste dry faster?
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?