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.
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.
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
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.
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.