Sugar Veil Vs Tbk Gum Paste Mix

Decorating By 61999 Updated 12 Jan 2014 , 6:02pm by costumeczar

61999 Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 6:37pm
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I need sugar veil fast but none available so I heard you could use TBK gumpaste mix just like you do Sugar Veil.  I am going to use in one of the Sugar Veil lace mats....has anyone done this with the TBK mix?  Does it work?

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maybenot Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 9:28pm
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Haven't tried the TBK gum paste, but I did find this recipe online the other day (haven't tried it either, but it might be worth a try):

 

Homemade Sugarveil Recipe (by Tami Dragoo)
1 Tbs. tylose powder
1 Tbs. powdered sugar
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. meringue powder
1/2 tsp. light corn syrup
1/4 c. boiling water
Mix until incorporated. Add color as desired.

61999 Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 1:27pm
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Thank you....my first attempt with the TBK was not good!

Will try your suggestion.

61999 Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 5:54pm
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

 

It worked B E A U T I F U L L Y !!!!  thumbs_up.gif

 

It was ready to peel off the lace mold in less than 3 hours too.  I did place it on a sheet pan in the oven with just the oven light on as I live in very humid weather.

 

I used distilled water just in case, and I added black color to the boiling water as well as the corn syrup to the boiling water so it would all release into from the spoon.

 

I only wish I had tried it before buying 2 bags of sugar veil online with 2 day delivery charges - ugh!

 

Thank you so much!

AZCouture Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 6:20pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by maybenot 

Haven't tried the TBK gum paste, but I did find this recipe online the other day (haven't tried it either, but it might be worth a try):

 

Homemade Sugarveil Recipe (by Tami Dragoo)
1 Tbs. tylose powder
1 Tbs. powdered sugar
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. meringue powder
1/2 tsp. light corn syrup
1/4 c. boiling water
Mix until incorporated. Add color as desired.

Does this make enough volume to mix in a stand mixer? Doesn't seem like enough ingredients (volume wise) to touch the whisk.

61999 Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 6:23pm
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Barely - I had to mix mostly by hand.  I used my 6 QT Kitchenaid with the whisk, but it is a very small amount.  Had to stop frequently and push mix down.  Then just used a strong spatula to mix it by hand.  However it is enough for about 1.75 of the large sugarveil molds.

maybenot Posted 24 Jul 2013 , 9:45pm
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That's really great news--thanks for being the guinea pig! 

 

I'm so very glad that it worked well for you!

pennyemer Posted 12 Jan 2014 , 5:00pm
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I have tried to make this twice and each time it is a glob. What am I doing wrong? is the cornstarch measured in teaspoon or tablespoon? I see two different variations. Does tylose go bad? Mine is maybe 18 months old and has been in a sealed container, but as soon as I add the boiling water, it becomes gel. It is CK brand.

costumeczar Posted 12 Jan 2014 , 6:02pm
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Tylose is supposed to be a gel when it gets wet so that's normal. Try this recipe I came up with , it worked well but it adds another gum and reserves the tylose until the end of the mixing part. Creepy and rubbery but it worked. http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2013/10/homemade-sugarveilelastic-icing.html

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