I'm using ready made fondant for a bow (Duff), so I can't add Tylose. Will it harden anyway?
I add tylose to ready made fondant (Satin Ice) all the time with success.
I doesn't work for me. I don't know if it's a humidity issue or what but adding tylose to my fondant will not work. I made a bow for my neice's cake and after 5 days it still was not dry.
I mix my fondant with gumpaste and that's what I use to make bows. OR I use gumpaste only.
I also would use gumpaste but add tylose if I already have a color fondant I want to use.
I use 100% MMF for bows all the time. Just did it a couple of days ago. Made the loops in the AM, and they were dry/stiff enough in the PM to put on the cake and form the bow.
I always add tylose to ready made fondant. I find it works better if it's had a chance to rest for a little while after kneading.
Diane -- I agree with allowing it to rest!
I had this question regarding pre-colored fondant, too. I am afraid that adding gum paste will change the color and then the bow won't match the other decorations. Will tylose change the color?
Tylose does not change the color.
Kaymc- Duff' fondant is very soft so may take longer to dry. I have added tylose and colour to Duff' fondant and it was fine, dried well and the tylose didn't change the colour any. HTH
Tylose won't change the color of the fondant. That's why I prefer using it when I need to match the fondant on the cake.
I recently did a bow from MMF with nothing added. Previously I did a bow and it was dry the next day. This time it took longer. I'm blaming humidity. Last bow was made in February 0 humidity, next bow made in May much highter humidity.
Thanks! I'll have to try the tylose. I really appreciate how helpful everyone is!
Sorry - I lost this post and just found it again.
This will sound stupid, but if I choose to add tylose to pre-made fondant, do I just knead it in?
I think I like the idea of gum paste/fondant - is it a 50/50 mix? Thanks.
Yes, I just knead in the Tylose. It's better to let it sit a while before you use it.
Yes, just knead it in. For best results, sprinkle the tylose on your work surface and knead over it rather than sprinkling it ON your fondant, otherwise it has a tendency to blow off as you fold for kneading.