Humidity Control Question!!!

Decorating By Tickled_Pink Updated 15 Jun 2010 , 7:40pm by Tickled_Pink

Tickled_Pink Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 4:08pm
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Hi all. I have a question for all you seasoned decorators. Here is the scenario. I was hired to make a 3 tier cake for a birthday party in which the cake will be outside in July here in humid NYC. The party is at night, so it wont be out in the searing sun, but it could be very humid in July. I am making many figures and objects to decorate the cake and am very afraid of them all melting away!

Would you use pastilage instead of gum paste for figures, decos, etc? Or would gum paste with Tylose be ok?

If gum paste with Tylose is ok, how much would Tylose would you add to your gum paste?

Would you also add Tylose to the fondant covering the cakes?

Thanks in advance for your expert advice! Much appreciated!!!

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Cakepro Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 6:25pm
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Gumpaste made with Tylose will not rehydrate. However, using fondant with Tylose will, as will using 50/50 fondant/gumpaste.

These things I learned after having a large amount of figures and sugar flowers sit in horrible humidity in my electricity-free house for two weeks after Hurricane Ike.

Simply make Nicholas Lodge's Tylose gumpaste recipe. He tells you the exact amount to add.

Personally, I would not add Tylose to the fondant that is going on the cake.

Tickled_Pink Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 7:40pm
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Thanks CakePro! Appreciate your advice.

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