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.


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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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