Nicholas Lodge's Tylose Gumpaste Recipe

Decorating By Cenell Updated 21 Jul 2010 , 4:04pm by yummy

Cenell Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 4:49am
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I want to know if it is really good. I have flowers to make and I want to try it.

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cherrycakes Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 12:35pm
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It's fabulous! It's recommended here on CC all the time!

cakegrandma Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 12:48pm
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I took some of Nick's classes when I lived in Atlanta and his recipes are great. I have never had a problem with the fondant or gum paste. Give it a try!!

pippilotta Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 1:47pm
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My favorite gum paste, too!

yummy Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 1:57pm
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I;ve made it about 4 times and it never forms into a smooth ball. It's like the gumpaste won't join togither into a seamless ball. I never have this problem when I make fondant or mmf. Has anyone experience this; any solutions?

BlakesCakes Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 3:21pm
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I have no problem rolling a seamless ball with it.

I knead in a tiny bit of crisco, put the ball in the palm of my hands and press hard while rolling. The heat of my hands and the friction does the job well.


weirkd Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 3:27pm
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Its ok for some things but it doesnt have much stretch to it. I like platinum paste for making flowers. It can be rolled thinner than Nicks recipe and gives a more realistic look.

mmdiez10 Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 3:39pm
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The only two gumpastes I have used are Nick Lodge's recipe and the ready made Satin Ice gumpastwe. Very workable.

Sweet_Guys Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 1:00pm
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Yummy----I used to get that when I used just about all of the powdered sugar....I pulled out the one cup during a batch I just made last week and used perhaps 1/8 of that cup....It feels so much more pliable this time around....What you're getting may be too much powdered sugar in the batch.

Just a thought.


tannersmom Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 1:40pm
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It's the only one I use. Never had this problem. I was in his gumpaste flower class in Jan. and we used his GP and it was great. I think a little crisco will help with your problem. HTH

marcx Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 1:55pm
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Funny that this comes up as I was just searching CC for some information on Tylose in GP.

Any recommendations on where to get it? My local cake supply shop carries it, but in painfully small quantities. I've tried some of the websites that other CC members suggested, but the thread they posted them on was from 2007! Least to say they're no longer available.

Any help?

tannersmom Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 3:55pm
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yummy Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 4:04pm
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Sweet_guys, thank you for that suggestion. I think you're right; It feels real tight, I've used it and it hardly had any stretch. Every time I've made it I probably added all the ps.

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