Adding Tylos To Fondant

Decorating By nannie Updated 22 Jun 2010 , 2:50am by BlakesCakes

nannie Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 1:26am
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I need to strengthern black fondant for mickey mouse ears that need to stand up.

should I add tylos or add gumpaste.

I already have premade black fondant and am afraid if I add gumpaste, it will end up grey.

If I add tylos, how much.

any help is appreciated.

3 replies
BlakesCakes Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 2:19am
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If it's Satin Ice black, then add about 1 tsp. of tylose to 1 lb. of fondant.

If it's Duff's Fondant, then the tylose won't work the same way, if at all, because that fondant acts more like chocolate fondant and the tylose can't overcome the amount of fats that are in it.

HTH
Rae

nannie Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 2:39am
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drat, it is duffs fondant.

my local store isn't selling the wilton precolored fondant anymore.

what do you think about adding gumpaste to duff's fondant

thanks again

BlakesCakes Posted 22 Jun 2010 , 2:50am
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I'd say that if you mix half black gum paste with half black Duff's fondant, the ears would have to stiffen up.

The other alternative is to just bite the bullet and make them all black gum paste. icon_wink.gif

If you're going to stick the ears into the cake, I'd suggest cutting the ears with "v"s on the bottoms and to coat the "v" with some melted chocolate.

Sometimes, if the cake is moist, gum paste or fondant items can crack at the line where they meet the cake. The chocolate will help prevent the moisture from entering the ears.

HTH
Rae

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