Quick Help Needed With Fondant And Tylo Please!!

Decorating By Mamerpp Updated 13 Feb 2011 , 4:43am by sugardugar

Mamerpp Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 7:51pm
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Hi Would love some quick advice.

Just sat down with all my tools etc ready to start making my cake topper figure. Im adding tylo to fondant for the first time. Thought I could just knead it in and off I go but now not sure...

How long do I have to wait after kneading in the Tylo?

When do I add the colour, before or after Tylo?

AAHH! Thanks so much!

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Ali3971 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 8:04pm
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I add color before but it probably does not matter and just keep adding tylo until I get a good consistancy like gumpaste.

Mamerpp Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 8:09pm
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Thanks! Can I start work with the fondant straight away or do I need to wait for the tylo to work - and if so for how long??

Mamerpp Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 8:10pm
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Thanks! Can I start work with the fondant straight away or do I need to wait for the tylo to work - and if so for how long??

Renaejrk Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 8:16pm
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I have done it both ways, if you wait it will be stiff more quickly as you are working with it, but if you can do it now while it is softer and then let it sit to harden - it really depends on what you are making which will work best for you.

Ali3971 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 8:20pm
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I agree do it and just let it sit for a bit.

Mamerpp Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 8:21pm
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Great thanks for that, suits me better to do it now. Hopefully it'll turn out ok!

Ladyfish74 Posted 10 Feb 2011 , 8:26pm
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When the fondant has enough tylose added to it and has been allowed to sit for at least 10 minutes, it should make a popping sound when you pull it apart. The best fondant to use with tylose (for flowers, figures, etc..) is Wilton. It's not a good fondant for covering a cake because it tastes terrible, but it's great for making gumpaste.

sugardugar Posted 13 Feb 2011 , 4:43am
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Hey.
I like to add colour and tylose at the same time actually: since 1) tylose dries my fondant and colour moistens it and 2) I like adding shortening to help mix colour and I need to add shortening to mix my tylose! In my experience, though, you can colour anytime at all.

I generally use my mixture as soon as I tylose it, I never thought to let it settle, and it never cracks or anything. I'm sure you should let it sit (everything should sit!) but just letting you know it doesn't feel like it matters. ><

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