Tylose Vs Gum Tex

Decorating By davespeg Updated 11 Jan 2010 , 9:38am by Cake4ever

davespeg Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:08am
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Is there a difference? If so, when do you use tylose, and when do you use gum tex. Or is Gum Tex a brand name for tylose????
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TexasSugar Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:46am
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They do the same thing. Some have a preference to one over the other. Gum-tex is Wilton's version. Tylose, CMC, Gum Trag are other versions.

davespeg Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:51am
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Thanks TexasSugar. You would be suprised at how many times I've asked and no one until now could answer that question icon_surprised.gif .

BlakesCakes Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 12:56am
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Actually, gum trag(acanth) is a bit different: it's much more expensive and when kneaded into fondant, the product must sit at least 12hrs. in order to fully activate. It's recommended over tylose, cmc, or gum tex for use in high humidity locations.

As I recall, it also loses it's strength over time, so if you've had it for awhile, it may not work as well as it did when you first purchased it.


davespeg Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 1:01am
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I live in the desert, so luckily humidity is not usually an issue. Thanks for the info, Rae.

FromScratch Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 1:17am
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They all do the same thing, but they do it differently.

Im my personal experience, tylose is the best. Gum trag is nice too, but it takes much longer to fully dry. Gum tex... the same, and I don't like the final product as much. Tylose (which is CMC) is my favorite. It's inexpensive and dries quickly and very hard. icon_smile.gif

Cake4ever Posted 11 Jan 2010 , 9:38am
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I agree with FromScratch, I love tylose much better. I have been taking sugapaste/gumpaste classes for over a year now and I have experimented and for me, tylose works the best. icon_biggrin.gif

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