Adding Something To Fondant

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Pieceofcakebyrita Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 9:09pm
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I am wondering if any one knows if I can add gum tex to fondant to make it strong like gumpaste. I make my own gumpaste but the colors are different when they dry. Any suggestions for a stiff dough combination?
Thanks!

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Sugarflowers Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 9:33pm
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I like to use Tylose to make my fondant into gumpaste. The type or brand of coloring you use might be making a difference with the color. I use a lighter colored gumpaste and then dust it with the powdered petal dust to make it darker and to give the piece more depth.

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Michele

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kakeladi Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 9:49pm
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I think you will find all gumpaste &/or fondant will dry a bit lighter.
Yes, one can add GumTex to fondant but it dries it out a lot.
Tylose is much better.

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DeniseNH Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 10:09pm
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Try as you might, no matter how much Tylose you add to fondant, it will never be as strong as gumpaste. Yes, it dries a bit lighter but a quick steaming will darken gumpaste up.

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