Urgent Questions About Tylose & Air-Brushing Effects In

Decorating By aizuodangao Updated 13 Jul 2010 , 2:37pm by itscake

aizuodangao Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 6:47am
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URGENT Questions about Tylose & air-brushing effects in cake decorating. Please HELP!?
Is it ok to add Tylose to my RTR (fondant) to speed up hardening process when covering my cake (so that it will harden quicker as I am push for time and don't have 24 hours to wait after covering cake b4 decorating it).

Also, i don't have air-brushing machine. How can I achieve the PRO look in cakes without having the icing sugar visible (especially in dark coloured RTR? I assume using spray bottle fill with water is not good as the mist isn't fine enough and will make the cake soggy. any other way?

I'd appreciate all tips & suggestions. thanks in advance.

Also, I will be colouring my RTR, how can I get rid of the icing sugar (for dusting) after decorating when I don't have air-brushing machine? can I fill a spray bottle with water instead? I have the feeling the water wont be fine enough and I'll end up with soggy RTR, whih I don't want. I am trying to achieve the more PRO look to my cakes.

any tips of these questions are greatly appreciated. thanks

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TexasSugar Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 2:20pm
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I wouldn't use tylose on fondant when covering a whole cake because it will make the fondant harder like gumpaste. You can use a little bit if your fondant is too soft to work with, but you really don't want your fondant to be very hard on the cake.

I usually roll my fondant out on crisco rather than powder sugar, so that you don't have to deal with the dusty effect. When I did my black and pink cake I rolled it out on powder sugar and ended up putting a light coating of crisco over the fondant to help lose the dust and make it a bit shiny.

itscake Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 2:37pm
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You can steam your fondant....I use a kettle and works great to remove the sugar dust..but do it lightly!

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