Can anyone tell me what the difference is between Tylose and Gum-tex? I've used the later in my fondant but have heard that using Tylose will make fondant more like gumpaste. I don't have a source for purchasing Tylose in my area so I didn't know if it would be worth investigating and purchasing. Any information would be appreciated.
I am far from an expert on the subject, but gum tex is gum karaya and tylose is CMC. I have both and prefer the tylose over gum tex. I didn't find that gum tex really did anything and I didn't like the gum paste recipe.
I have heard the tylose makes your gum paste whiter. I have to order the tylose and make sure I am always one container ahead of myself. Pinkziab has mentioned a place where she gets the tylose or CMC in a larger container and is more economical, but I can't remember cause I'm in Canada!
I would say it's worth it at least to try it. Hope this helps!
Thanks for taking time to reply. It does help. I, too, only use gumpaste for things that need to be really stiff and then sometimes I feel like they are too heavy. I love to make flowers but children want to eat them and I hate to say that it's too hard and not meant to be eaten. I've tried candy clay but it is harder to work with but does taste good. I saw a video where the instructor made her gumpaste using her fondant recipe with Tylose added and then other times she made a 50/50 with her gumpaste and candy clay. I'm wondering if that would be more palatable. Thanks again.
I have used Tylose and Gumpaste and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tylose! It helps dry things very quickly and very hard! I can't say enough good things about it. They do sell it at my local cake store but I usually buy it here from Global Sugar Art
I know that they have tylose at www.cakemischief.com, though I think it's only in the smaller size - they are canadian
Can anyone tell me if adding gum text will help with chocolate fondant that is to soft?? I am trying to cover a 14" cake with Satin Ice Chocolate fondant...I have never used before, usually use wilton...and this is almost to soft to work with. After I roll it out, I can't lift it as it just starts pulling apart....badly. And very sticky, which I did use more powdered sugar for that. Thanks for any help!!
I was trying to find Tylose, too, and was surprised to discover that I could get it at my local pharmacy! I'm in Germany so I don't know if pharmacies in other countries use it but here it's an additive in some of the medications they mix on site. (it's a thickening agent)
Might be worth asking!