Tylose Powder

Decorating By bethie713 Updated 22 Mar 2010 , 4:16am by Marianna46

bethie713 Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 11:45pm
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Can someone tell me what tylose powder is used for? Does it help fondant to dry harder quicker?

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AngelaM Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:12am
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Yep! icon_smile.gif

tonedna Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:32am
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Tylose powder is used to make gumpaste. But you can add it to fondant too so it makes a stronger fondant that can be used almost as the gumpaste. It makes the fondant dry faster and resist the humidity better.
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AlterEgoChef Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 4:19am
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Just started working with this stuff this weekend: oh Tylose Powder: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE???? : )

bethie713 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 12:59pm
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Thanks to all of you! I'm ordering some today. I think this is what I needed to add to the numbers that I added to my nieces 13th birthday cake that I made. I was going to sit the 13 on top of the cake, but the 3 just wouldn't get hard/strong enough in the middle to stand up straight. Any way, I had to put the 13 to the side of the cake and put toothpicks in it to support the 3. I think the Tylouse powder would have helped me. Thanks again for everyone's feedback!

faro39 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:01pm
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can someone please tell me how much tylose powder should you mix with fondant

faro39 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:03pm
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can someone please tell me how much tylose powder should you mix with fondant

tonedna Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 3:20pm
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I add it by feel. To me it depends on what I am doing. You will find the fondant changing texture as you add the tylose and knead it. Try it in a small piece of fondant. Know that after you add tylose, the life of the fondant is less, as it tends to dry faster is best to use it as soon as possible.

If you added too much and is too hard, you can always add more fondant to it.
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SallyBratt Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 4:27pm
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I add by feel too. It doesn't seem to work with really soft fondant though. BUT I've used it with both Fondarific and Satin Ice with great results (see my little ballerina in my photos...that's Fondarific and tylose)

I like the fondant and tylose mix MUCH better than actual gumpaste but since I have a bunch of gumpaste made up I'll use it. Once it's gone it's all fondant/tylose for me from now on. It's just sooooo much easier and quicker and I find that it's much easier to avoid cracking and creasing.

greengyrl26 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 4:46pm
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If you need it to dry completely solid, and very strong...add 1 tsp per lb of fondant. icon_wink.gif

Marianna46 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 5:00pm
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And you can tell if you added too much because the fondant takes on the consistency of raw bread dough: it's very hard to get it to sculpt or take an impression (just ask me how I know). But like Edna says, if that happens you can always add more fondant to the mix.

t4beatles Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 6:44pm
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Do you have to order the Tylose online ?

I'm not seeing it my stores - I'm in the Southside Chicago area.

Is there anything else that would work with the fondant to harden it ?

SallyBratt Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 9:13pm
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I think it's also called CMC.

JenniferMI Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 10:03pm
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You also can make gumglue out of it.

Most cake supply stores probably don't stock it, but you can find it online.

I can tell you a source, just can't here. PM me.

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faro39 Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 10:26pm
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many thanks for the info very much appreciated

SallyBratt Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 6:35am
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Originally Posted by JenniferMI

You also can make gumglue out of it.




Do you make it with just tylose and water??

Skirt Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 6:51am
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Originally Posted by SallyBratt

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Originally Posted by JenniferMI

You also can make gumglue out of it.



Do you make it with just tylose and water??




Yes! I works great for sticking fondant onto fondant. You can buy Tylose from Global Sugar Art. That one bottle will last a while considering how little you need. Aine2 has how to's on YouTube that include how much to use when mixing it with fondant as well as water. HTH

Elise87 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 7:12am
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Originally Posted by Skirt

Aine2 has how to's on YouTube that include how much to use when mixing it with fondant as well as water. HTH




yep recipe for the glue is on this thread, i have recently started using it thumbs_up.gif

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-666565.html

SallyBratt Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 3:40pm
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Originally Posted by Elise87

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Originally Posted by Skirt

Aine2 has how to's on YouTube that include how much to use when mixing it with fondant as well as water. HTH



yep recipe for the glue is on this thread, i have recently started using it thumbs_up.gif

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-666565.html




Thank you! That's so much easier than melting little pieces of gumpaste...which, btw, ends up moldy after about 4 days...even if kept in the fridge. I'm mixing up some tylose paste today!

Bettycrockermommy Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 5:24pm
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Originally Posted by SallyBratt

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Originally Posted by Elise87

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skirt

Aine2 has how to's on YouTube that include how much to use when mixing it with fondant as well as water. HTH



yep recipe for the glue is on this thread, i have recently started using it thumbs_up.gif

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-666565.html



Thank you! That's so much easier than melting little pieces of gumpaste...which, btw, ends up moldy after about 4 days...even if kept in the fridge. I'm mixing up some tylose paste today!




I have never had a problem with my gum glue going moldy. I don't even keep in the fridge.

tonedna Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 5:30pm
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I love tylose glue. I use it all the time. I love the fact that you can make
it as thin or as thick as you want.
Here is some info on edible glue
http://designmeacakeblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/working-with-edible-glue.html

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SallyBratt Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 8:33pm
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Originally Posted by Bettycrockermommy

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Originally Posted by SallyBratt

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Originally Posted by Elise87

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Originally Posted by Skirt

Aine2 has how to's on YouTube that include how much to use when mixing it with fondant as well as water. HTH



yep recipe for the glue is on this thread, i have recently started using it thumbs_up.gif

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-666565.html



Thank you! That's so much easier than melting little pieces of gumpaste...which, btw, ends up moldy after about 4 days...even if kept in the fridge. I'm mixing up some tylose paste today!



I have never had a problem with my gum glue going moldy. I don't even keep in the fridge.




Really? Mine always does. I use a tylose gumpaste, break it up in little bits and dissolve it in boiled water. It lasts for a week, max, before it molds.

cakefairy03 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 8:52pm
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That's wierd...I've never had my gum glue get moldy, even after months!

I just recently bought a jar or the tylose and it will last a long time, as long as your kids don't get into it and dump the whole thing in with their playdoh! LOL! Now I have to buy another jar.

Thanks for all the tips!

Bettycrockermommy Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 9:30pm
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Originally Posted by SallyBratt

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Originally Posted by Bettycrockermommy

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Originally Posted by SallyBratt

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Originally Posted by Elise87

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skirt

Aine2 has how to's on YouTube that include how much to use when mixing it with fondant as well as water. HTH



yep recipe for the glue is on this thread, i have recently started using it thumbs_up.gif

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-666565.html



Thank you! That's so much easier than melting little pieces of gumpaste...which, btw, ends up moldy after about 4 days...even if kept in the fridge. I'm mixing up some tylose paste today!



I have never had a problem with my gum glue going moldy. I don't even keep in the fridge.



Really? Mine always does. I use a tylose gumpaste, break it up in little bits and dissolve it in boiled water. It lasts for a week, max, before it molds.




Maybe it is because I live in such an arid climate.

Elise87 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 11:29pm
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yeh i mix the tylose and the water glue and it lasts the 2 weeks it says, i have even kept it a bit longer, didn't use it but it still looked and smelt fine!

Sagebrush Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 1:06am
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Originally Posted by Bettycrockermommy

Maybe it is because I live in such an arid climate.




Or.... do I remember you saying that you make your own gumpaste, SallyBratt? I wonder if commercial gumpaste has some sort of preservative in it that homemade doesn't have.

JaimeAnn Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 1:16am
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I use Tylose to make my own gumpaste (Niclas Lodge Recipe)

I like to ues a 50/50 mixture of gumpaste and fondant for most things , But for flowers I absolutely love the N. L. gumpaste!

SallyBratt Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 3:23am
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Originally Posted by Sagebrush

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Originally Posted by Bettycrockermommy

Maybe it is because I live in such an arid climate.



Or.... do I remember you saying that you make your own gumpaste, SallyBratt? I wonder if commercial gumpaste has some sort of preservative in it that homemade doesn't have.




I do make my own. Maybe it's the recipe I'm using. I can't remember off hand exactly what's in it (my recipes are downstairs and I'm lazy).

Do you all use store bought gumpaste?
And when you mention jars of tylose...it's in powder form...right? Is there any other form of tylose besides powder?

JaimeAnn Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 11:39pm
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Yes the Tylose is powder form.

I use the Nicolas Lodge recipe for gumpaste.

I was in a pinch once and out of Tylose, and I can only get it by ordering online, So I bought the Wilton Gumpaste mix (It is a powder) at Michaels. I worked very well.

If I am out of Tylose that is what I use, but I still prefer the N.L. recipe.

Bettycrockermommy Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:48pm
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SallyBratt, I have used both Wilton fondant/gumpaste and MFF to make my gum glue. Never had a problem.

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