Tylose Powder!!!????

Decorating By mellbel25 Updated 12 Jun 2013 , 2:28am by rowantree

mellbel25 Posted 17 May 2013 , 1:55pm
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AHey guys. So I have been reading threads about Tylose powder and how it is supposed to make fondant rock hard for sculpting things. I can't seem to find any Tylose powder in any craft stores near me. Is there an alternative?? Maybe something homemade?

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manddi Posted 17 May 2013 , 2:01pm
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ATylose is a specialty item; you'd have to order it online. Adding tylose to fondant turns it into a gumpaste-like medium and craft stores usually carry gumpaste.

sweet cakes Posted 17 May 2013 , 2:20pm
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I found it in amazon also CMC. I tried using Gum Tex but it stinks lol

mellbel25 Posted 17 May 2013 , 3:44pm
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AIs there anything I can make homemade that will do the same job as the powder?

maybenot Posted 18 May 2013 , 4:16am
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Originally Posted by mellbel25 

Is there anything I can make homemade that will do the same job as the powder?

No, not really.  You can use Fixodent denture powder or Wilton's Gum Tex if you don't want to order cmc, gum tragacanth, or tylose.

rowantree Posted 18 May 2013 , 1:32pm
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I bought Tylose at Michael's in the Wilton section.  You can order it through Wilton online, too.


However, Tylose just makes the fondant more gumpaste-like, so if what you are looking for is a really rock hard result, just use gum paste, it dries totally hard.

I usually use a 50/50 blend of gum paste and fondant for sculpting things, it just depends on how hard you need your sculpt in the end.

manddi Posted 18 May 2013 , 8:45pm
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AWilton doesn't sell tylose. What you bought is probably gum-tex.

rowantree Posted 12 Jun 2013 , 2:26am
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Wilton sells Gum-Tex which is Gum Karaya--it does the same sort of thing as Tylose which is add stretchiness/elasticity and strength to fondant, and is the "gum" in gum paste.


Other things that are used like that are CMC (Carboxymethylcellulose--I just love to say that-lol) and Gum Tragacanth--which I believe is the original ingredient in Gum Paste, but is now pretty expensive since it comes from Iran.

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