I am a first time fondant user and was going to make my boyfriend a fisherman cake for his birthday. I was planning on sculpting a small fisherman for the top of the cake, and I read somewhere that I could use Tylose powder in my fondant to make it more like gum paste. Is this true? If so, how much do I use?
If tylose won't make my fondant sturdy enough for a figure, I can always run to walmart and buy some gum paste, but I'd really like to use what I already bought.
Yes, you can just add the tylose to your fondant. I can't give you an exact measurement...I usually just sprinkle some on, I don't measure. Maybe about 1/2-3/4 teaspoon for a 2 inch sized ball? Someone else will be able to give you a more accurate measurement, I know!
I can't give you an exsact measure - I usually just dip the coloured bit of fondant I have into the tylose jar and knead in thoroughly. Its really not much. I agree with SpringFLour.
Yes you can! I am not sure of the exact measurements. I eyeball it.
I read that some people use 1-3 tsp per pound. You could always add a little to start with and add more later.
you'll know by feel if it needs more or not. Good luck!
I read somewhere it was like 2-3 teaspoons of Tylose powder to 1lb of fondant cose i want to do the same thing..........do you just add it and it starts to feel firmer like gumpaste?
I do this all the time. Generally I do a fairly small amount of gumpaste - something like a ball about the size of my fist then I mix in about 1/8 of a teaspoon and it works just fine. In fact, I just made some up to make orchids over the weekend and they're doing great - drying nice and firm as they should.
Elise - its a bit firmer but quite pliable. The biggest thing is how fast it dries (also its trickier to re-knead and re-mold after its been rolled and cut once, in my experience...but I like it quite firm and dry to work with!) . You really need to have a floppy mat on hand! But I find it great to use especially when you need deep colours.
thanks for the advice evoir! Have made some little figurines with it and they truned out pretty good and yeh at first it just feels like normal fondant and then after a while firms up pretty fast but still workable
Oh and found out if u leave it wrapped up for a while it seems to turn into like a rubber consistency though lol