Gum Tex In Place Of Tylose?

Baking By nicolesprinkle Updated 28 May 2011 , 12:10am by jules5000

nicolesprinkle Posted 27 May 2011 , 1:25am
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I mix a bit of tylose into my homemade fondant to make it stiffer or to make bows and such, but the closest store that carries Tylose is over an hour away. and I need some now. My local craft store sells Wilton Gum Tex so I was wondering if I can use it in the same way to stiffin the fondant? Thanks!

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Dani1081 Posted 27 May 2011 , 1:44am
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You can definitely use the gum tex the same way as you've used the tylose. I use both - and they are almost identical. I just personally prefer the texture of the fondant with tylose if I have a choice - a little more elastic.

Kitagrl Posted 27 May 2011 , 1:46am
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I've tried both and I much prefer tylose.

tokazodo Posted 27 May 2011 , 2:00am
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I've used both gumtex and tylose in fondant. I've been successful with both. I got the tip from Mayen



(Not in the above video, I just snagged one real quick. She has great tutorials)

tokazodo Posted 27 May 2011 , 2:02am
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I've used both gumtex and tylose in fondant. I've been successful with both. I got the tip from Mayen



(Not in the above video, I just snagged one real quick. She has great tutorials)

nicolesprinkle Posted 27 May 2011 , 8:37pm
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Thanks so much!!

Elaine2581 Posted 27 May 2011 , 9:02pm
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I agree that both work but I also prefer the Tylose and have also found that the gum tex has slightly changed the color of my white fondant to just a little bit pink.

nicolesprinkle Posted 27 May 2011 , 11:59pm
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I just used it and it worked fine!! I do prefer Tylose, but it will do in a crunch! Thanks again!!

jules5000 Posted 28 May 2011 , 12:10am
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I recently found a recipe for gumpaste through a forum on here and I am now wondering if I could use gum-tex instead of tylose in the recipe if I ran out of tylose?

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