Is Gum-Tex The Same Thing As Tylose?

Decorating By cjcakie Updated 24 Sep 2009 , 11:18pm by Rylan

cjcakie Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 4:58pm
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And, if so, how much gum-tex do you add to fondant if you only want to mix a small amount maybe the size of a tennis ball?

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bashini Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 5:17pm
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Hi, you can use it to give fondant more strength. You can use 1/2 a teaspoon of gum-tex to 250g of fondant. If you need it be more hard, then you can add a little bit more. icon_smile.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 5:23pm
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Usually you just knead it in until you feel it stiffen up some. The difference between gum-tex and tylose is that tylose is white and odorless.

cjcakie Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 6:03pm
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Thanks Texas-Rose! You are always so helpful and I so appreciate it!

cjcakie Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 8:33pm
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Thank you! bashini!

scionmom Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 8:55pm
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thank you for asking and answering this question! i was wondering the same thing the other day... haha

Jeff_Arnett Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 9:35pm
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Tylose and Gum Tex are not the same. I greatly prefer tylose...I could never get good results with gum tex.

On the Satin Ice website, Ron Ben-Israel demonstrates making gum paste by kneading 1 teaspoon tylose [CMC] or gum tragacanth into 1/4 to 1/2 pound of Satin Ice fondant.



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Originally Posted by cjcakie

And, if so, how much gum-tex do you add to fondant if you only want to mix a small amount maybe the size of a tennis ball?


Rylan Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 11:18pm
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I prefer to use tylose as well.

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