I'm trying to make a cowboy hat but working on the brim is kinda tough. How do I firm up my fondant. We are very limited of were I can buy things. I live in a small town pretty much we have Walmart. So if I can get some help. Thanks
Walmart usually carries gum paste. You can get that and use only that or mix it 50/50 with your fondant.
Use gumpaste or mix it with half gumpaste. They sell ready-to-use gumpaste at walmart.
You can also add a good bit of tylose to your fondant.
Thanks so I found the pre made gum paste at walmart so I just mix it with my fondant and then color after they both have been mixed together? What is tylose? How much do I use?
Thanks ladies for your help!!
Tylose is a powder you can add to fondant to make it more gumpaste like.
When I do a 50/50 fondant and gumpaste mixture, I usually make them separately, then knead them together. i've never tried just adding the powder to the fondant.