Can Wilton Gum Tex be used to stiffen up MMF and will it have the same effect as tylose powder? Do any modifications have to be made to the MMF recipe when this is done?
I've also wondered about this, I've never really needed fondant to be stiffer than what powdered sugar will do, but I can certainly see it coming up eventually!
yes, in the wilton class of fondant and g/p , we use gumtex(1 1/2 - 2 tsp. of gumtex to pound of fondant. This will make g/p used for the flowers ,etc. . Is this what you are asking. hth
I thought they were the same. Gumtex is just what Wilton calls thier product, maybe I am wrong though. I use it all the time and it works great.
Gum tex is gum karaya. Tylose is a trade name for CMC--carboxymethylcellulose. They aren't the same, but they generally do the same thing. Sometimes, gum tex isn't as white as tylose.
Thanks for clearing that up for me BladesCakes and icer101. I tried some gumtex in my fondant once and it did not really make it much stiffer, maybe I did not put in enough.
I also read that you need to add the gumtex and leave it overnight to develop which I also did not do. Does anyone know about this step?
And you can buy CMC--carboxymethylcellulose, without the Tylose brand name, for a tiny fraction of the price of Tylose here...
I found a set of postings on the topic. Hope this helps somebody like it helped me.
I just hope I can send the link properly