Quick Help! Tylose Vs Gum-Tex

Baking By yummy_in_my_tummy Updated 1 Sep 2011 , 1:37am by yummy_in_my_tummy

yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:10am
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Are they the same things? If I add Gum-Tex to fondant will it dry rock hard like gumpaste? If so how much do I need to add??

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Kaykaymay Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:29am
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They are not the same thing. However they are used for the same purpose - To make sugarpaste more pliable and dry hard.

I've only used gumtex once and I hated it. The recipe is somewhat complicated to me and then you have to let it rest overnight before you use it. I couldn't get it to dry very hard either.

Then i found a recipe for tylose gumpaste and it is so much simpler to make in my opinion and you dont need to let it rest overnight. I have added tylose to fondant and it worked just as good and I read that you can add gumtex to fondant also but i dont know for sure how much and if it has to rest overnight.

yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 1 Sep 2011 , 1:37am
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Thank you! I'm going to give it a try. I've got leftover brown fondant and need to make a treasure chest, but don't have gumpaste on hand. I figured I'd give it a shot! Thanks!

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