Making Fondant Figures

Decorating By mom2c-m Updated 18 Aug 2009 , 4:29pm by sheena

mom2c-m Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 4:35am
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I'm attempting to make Scooby Doo and Shaggy figures out of fondant for my son's cake on Sunday.

I was watching an aine2 video and she was making a dog out of modelling paste (fondant and tylose powder). What does the tylose powder do to/for the fondant? Is that better than mixing gumpaste and fondant? Which is going to dry faster? I'm going to work on this tomorrow. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Amy

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CakeDiosa Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:09am
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Tylose is a hardening agent and causes your fondant to harden faster.

All of my figures are from the 50/50 mix and they turn out fine provided you can give them several days to dry firm. The longer they have to dry the better. I have her tutorials too and since she doesn't use gumpaste she just adds the tylose to her fondant.

Six in one hand half a dozen in the other. That's my experience with it anyway....good luck!

icer101 Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 7:16am
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i usually mix 50/50 fondant/g/p

sheena Posted 18 Aug 2009 , 4:29pm
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Tylose is a hardening agent which works ok when mixed with fondant...but i prefer a 50/50 mixture of fondant and gumpaste too.

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