Fondant Bow

Decorating By KayMc Updated 24 May 2010 , 9:22pm by DianeLM

KayMc Posted 22 May 2010 , 9:17pm
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I'm using ready made fondant for a bow (Duff), so I can't add Tylose. Will it harden anyway?

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PinkLisa Posted 22 May 2010 , 9:18pm
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I add tylose to ready made fondant (Satin Ice) all the time with success.

mamawrobin Posted 22 May 2010 , 10:12pm
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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.

PinkLisa Posted 22 May 2010 , 10:14pm
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I also would use gumpaste but add tylose if I already have a color fondant I want to use.

Goonergirl Posted 22 May 2010 , 10:33pm
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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.

DianeLM Posted 22 May 2010 , 11:50pm
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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.

PinkLisa Posted 23 May 2010 , 12:19am
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Diane -- I agree with allowing it to rest!

picakes Posted 24 May 2010 , 5:47pm
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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?

PinkLisa Posted 24 May 2010 , 5:53pm
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Tylose does not change the color.

PTBUGZY1 Posted 24 May 2010 , 5:54pm
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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

DianeLM Posted 24 May 2010 , 5:58pm
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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.

BeanCountingBaker Posted 24 May 2010 , 6:16pm
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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.

picakes Posted 24 May 2010 , 6:28pm
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Thanks! I'll have to try the tylose. I really appreciate how helpful everyone is! icon_biggrin.gif

KayMc Posted 24 May 2010 , 7:41pm
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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.

PinkLisa Posted 24 May 2010 , 7:45pm
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Yes, I just knead in the Tylose. It's better to let it sit a while before you use it.

DianeLM Posted 24 May 2010 , 9:22pm
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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.

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