Tylose Powder Vs. Gum Tex - Same?

Decorating By dm321 Updated 8 Aug 2010 , 8:21pm by dm321

dm321 Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 6:28pm
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Are tylose powder and gum tex the same thing?

Thanks!
~diem

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artscallion Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 6:50pm
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They are completely different compounds and, in my experience, are not interchangeable in gumpaste recipes.

zespri Posted 7 Aug 2010 , 8:16pm
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I have been told that gum tex takes 24 hours to be ready, tylose is ready immediately. And also gum tex will lose it's strength over time, and is more expensive. This is not from experience, just from asking someone else!

FavorChoc Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 12:26am
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I tried to use gumtex in a gum paste recipe and found that I needed less gum tex than called for tylose. The gum tex made it "hard" to work with.

kakeladi Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 12:44am
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As was already stated they are completely different ingredients.

GumTex is a Wilton product that produces a 'paste' more like pastilige(sp?) then gumpaste. It lacks the stretchability that Tylose will give you
Tylose is closer to CMC which was originally used to make gp.

Texas_Rose Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 4:17am
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Gum tex also has an odor to it, and tylose doesn't.

As far as price, Gum tex is about $8 for a 6 oz can. I pay $4 for a 55 gram jar of tylose. 55 grams is almost 2 ounces.

Bottom line, gum tex is like a Ford and tylose is like a Lexus...they're both going to get you there but the tylose is a lot more pleasant to use icon_biggrin.gif

Pickulz Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 4:48am
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Where do you get Tylose from?
Is it available at Michaels or someplace? I have only seen gum tex there....
or do you order it online?

Texas_Rose Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 4:52am
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Tylose comes from the cake decorating store, or online. I wish they would carry it at the craft stores.

dm321 Posted 8 Aug 2010 , 8:21pm
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Thanks for all the comments and advise! I appreciate it! Ill take a lexus over a ford any day! So, I guess Ill get on line and order some tylose!

Thanks!
diem~

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