HELP!!!!! I have made sugarpaste by adding 2Tbs of tylose to 2lbs of fondant. I left it sit overnight in an airtight container and it got real hard.. ok so then.. i cut some off the block and microwaved it a bit and worked it back to life. The problem is that i made a shoe and after 3 days, the gumpaste wont harden? I tried putting in more tylose the some more gumpaste and make another shoe and it still wont harden like it did in the begining... what am i missing? please help.....
I would say that something happened when it was microwaved. Whenever I add tylose to my fondant, I use it right away and have not had a problem with it not hardening.
The first time I ever added tylose to my fondant and left it sit overnight like the directions said, it was a hard ball like yours, so I just threw it out and added more tylose to fondant and used it right away and it was just fine.
Hmmmm???? maybe that is it? i need to use it right away??? but.. what about the ones you buy from retailers? like wilton? you can use abit at a time and reseal the pouch. And i have heard that gumpaste can be made in advance and used when needed. thank you for your input fellow enthusiast.
youre not really making gumpaste though, its more like modelling paste. i would have thought it would be fine wrapped in clingfilm anyway though, maybe thats what it needs rather than jus tbeing in the box.
princess b, what is your recipe for modeling paste?
the one i know of (although i dont use as i usualyl have gumpaste on hand and add that to the fondant) is 1tsp CMC (cant remember what it stands for but similar enough i think - it gets confusing!) for 500g fondant. can be used straight away, or else clingfilm and store.
You can use regular gumpaste a little at a time and reseal the package, but when you add tylose to sugarpaste it just goes hard and does not give you a long storage period. I wrapped and sealed it really well when I did it and that did not matter, still dried harder than a rock. I'm not sure of the logistics behind it all but it does have to be used right away.
Thanks for the info ladies!!! I guess we learn something new every day.