Difference In Using Tylose And Cmc?

Decorating By oilili Updated 10 Dec 2009 , 11:24am by oilili

oilili Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 9:25am
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I have been asked to do a character for a cake for this Saturday, a kind of "stripper" coming out of a cake... to be precise...

I was intending to use CMC instead of gum tragacanth because it seems that it dries faster in emergency - can anyone confirm this?

Also, I am wondering if tylose powder is only recommended for doing flowers? I don't have this at home but I am wondering if it can also be used for figurines?

I have seen a video on youtube in which the person made gum paste only using egg whites + confectionner sugar + tylose. The paste seemed pretty much pliable. Do you think I can try this out but using CMC instead of tylose?

I am preparing the sugar paste/fondant from scratch only for this purpose.

Many thanks for your help and advice.

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sugarandslice Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 11:04am
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Just so you know, CMC and Tylose are the same thing, just with different names. CMC is the abbreviation of the chemical compound and Tylose is a brand name. That's my understanding anyway.

oilili Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 11:22am
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Thank you sugarandslice! Not living in the US (or Australia!) I find it difficult to understand what is a brand or the actual name of the ingredient!

oilili Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 11:24am
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