Adding Tylose To Fondant For A Bow

Decorating By sugar_britches Updated 21 Nov 2010 , 8:22pm by hbarberycakes

sugar_britches Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 8:14pm
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I've read that adding tylose to your fonant helps it harden quickly. I'm going to be making a bow soon and am wondering how much tylose to add. Thanks for the help!

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etr2002 Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 8:33pm
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I was told at a bakery store to add about 1 tsp to a ball of Fondx fondant that is about the size of a baseball. Of course, you need to take into consideration what type of fondant you are using. When I use Duff's fondant it takes more because it's stretchy and thin (at least in my opinion).

-K8memphis Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 8:39pm
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I add cornstarch for bows. I'd add a quarter cup or so to a bow sized blob.

sugar_britches Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 8:39pm
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I'm using Jello MMF, and it's the first time I've tried the recipe. Any ideas how much that might take?

-K8memphis Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 8:44pm
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I have no ideas for that combination.
I use like Satin Ice --mostly store bought.
My experience with mmf is that it does not dry well.

imagenthatnj Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 8:54pm
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

I have no ideas for that combination.
I use like --mostly store bought.
My experience with mmf is that it does not dry well.




I did a side-by-side test once with MMF and Pettinice. MMF never fully dried.

sugar_britches Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 10:54pm
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:S That's too bad. All I've got is mmf, and the nearest store that would carry premade fondant is an hour's drive. Do you think popping it in the oven with the light on would help or harm the drying process?

imagenthatnj Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 11:00pm
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sugar_britches, I know AngelFood4 (here in CC) works all the time with marshmallow fondant, including figures.

This is her blog, if you want to check it. She's very detailed in her explanations, so maybe there's how-tos in there for you.

http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/

-K8memphis Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 11:03pm
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If you keep the form/shape of your project really secure--I mean when any fondant gets warm it softens. So if you can keep your bow well fluffed--like lay it on it's side or something.

Maybe in front of a perfectly clean fan for a while (in a room of purified air--just kidding unless someone calls me on it) so it gets a little crust first.

Mmf can set up but mine took weeks.

And you don't wanna touch it while it's warm for the same reason--let it cool before moving it.

Scarlets-Cakes Posted 19 Nov 2010 , 11:18pm
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I added 1/2 tsp Tylose to 1/4 lb of MMF. Used it to make the anemone flower in my pics. Only took a few days to dry completely. Rock hard like gumpaste.

hbarberycakes Posted 21 Nov 2010 , 8:22pm
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wow, this helped me too! i am making a bow for a last minute cake and didn't have gumpaste. this is why i love this website icon_smile.gif

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