Well Crap. There Goes My Plan (Tylose Powder)

Decorating By theCword Updated 23 Aug 2011 , 12:46pm by luv2cook721

theCword Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 1:46pm
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I didn't know tylose powder wasn't available at Michaels. I'm going to check with a couple of cake supply stores here... but if no go, what else can I use to make a figurine with my MMF???

This is my 1st time attempting it so I have no idea what gum paste is and barely learned about tylose powder the other day. I just need my little alien man to be hard enough to sit up in his little flying saucer and hard enough that his arms stay up and hold up a flag. I am on a very tight budget and can't really afford to buy too many more ingredients. Thanks!

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kearniesue Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 1:53pm
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You can mix your MMF 1/2 and 1/2 with gum paste, or you can add gumtex (I think that's what it's called - I never use it). That should be available at the craft store.

GL!

Karen

theCword Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 1:57pm
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I'm looking on Joann's and they have a gum paste mix. It says all you add is water and knead.

So I would add some of this powder to my MMF??

bakencake Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 2:04pm
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I agree. you can use gum paste or a 50/50 gumpaste/fondant. if you have a michael's, joanns or hobby lobby they carry tylose. hth

Periperi Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 2:07pm
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You can definitely add a little bit of gum tex to your fondant to get the stability you need for figures. I get mine at Michael's.

DanaG21 Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 2:10pm
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You can buy premade gumpaste at Michaels either Wilton or Duff's no mixing, just kneading. Use it alone or mix a 50/50 with your fondant (this will give you more working time) and make your figure from that.

theCword Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 2:10pm
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Originally Posted by bakencake

I agree. you can use gum paste or a 50/50 gumpaste/fondant. if you have a michael's, joanns or hobby lobby they carry tylose. hth




Hmm it's not coming up on their websites. I could of sworn they do though! I need to check in person tonight. THanks!

TexasSugar Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 2:38pm
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You can find tylose at cake supply stores, but not usually craft stores.

What Michaels carries that works like tylose is Gum-Tex. i use it all the time.

luv2cook721 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 3:08am
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How much gumtex should be added to the fondant. I tried it once and I think I overdid it. I am going to try it again, but would love some guidance.

Candice56 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 3:18am
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Yes please post gum tex to fondant measurment.

Coral3 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 3:58am
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I use gum tragacanth powder, that works well if you can get it.

Darthburn Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 5:58am
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I make the gumpaste recipe on the back of the Gum-Tex can... it's like a tablespoon of Gum-tex, a heaping tablespoon of glucose (I use light corn syrup), 4 teaspoons of warm water, and I think 3-4 cups of powdered sugar.

Makes a great gumpaste that can be colored and hardens within hours or can be mixed 50/50 with MMF and takes about a day or two to dry.

HTH icon_smile.gif

carmijok Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 6:27am
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Depending on what you're making, I would go out and buy premade gum paste...wilton's to be exact. You can find it at Michaels. We used to mix tylose with fondant at the bakery I worked for and I found it to be a PIA. Fondant is so much heavier than GP and you can't roll it as thin.

If you're doing flowers or bows then by all means go for the gum paste. It dries light and fast depending on how thin you get it.

If you are making something that needs to stay flexible for a while, then do the 50/50 mix.

theCword Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 12:21pm
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I ended up using tylose. It was for a little alien figure and though it took a while (day and a half) to dry, it came out great. I touched him too early and his arms fell off icon_cry.gif but I just made him a short armed alien.

luv2cook721 Posted 23 Aug 2011 , 12:46pm
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Originally Posted by Darthburn

I make the gumpaste recipe on the back of the Gum-Tex can... it's like a tablespoon of Gum-tex, a heaping tablespoon of glucose (I use light corn syrup), 4 teaspoons of warm water, and I think 3-4 cups of powdered sugar.

Makes a great gumpaste that can be colored and hardens within hours or can be mixed 50/50 with MMF and takes about a day or two to dry.

HTH icon_smile.gif



I didn't know you could use corn syrup for the glucose! Thanks for the tip!

I do want to use the fondant w/ gumtex though, most of it is already the right colors for my project & I don't really have time to color the gumpaste. I am making a baby figure for a shower cake. Not the molded kind, but a cute cartoony baby.

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