Substitutes For Tylose

Decorating By Shasha2727 Updated 21 May 2015 , 11:52pm by SquirrellyCakes

Shasha2727 Posted 21 May 2015 , 11:11pm
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Hello- Ran out of Tylose night before decorating a large retirement cake. I have Xanathan, Guargum, gumpaste powder, most everything but Tylose & I need to speed up setting fondant decorations.  Will any of these be a suitable substitute for Tylose?THANKS....MotherSquid

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 21 May 2015 , 11:22pm
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Gumpaste powder will help. Or buy some Fixodent denture powder. It is food safe and contains  the same ingredient as tylose .  I got this info from sewsweet2  years ago and it works.  She recommended 1 teaspoon to about a baseball sized ball of fondant.  I have used more than that to make things harden up faster.  I believe the info came from an ICES convention or a cake decorating meet.  It does work but you must use the regular Fixodent powder.

Shasha2727 Posted 21 May 2015 , 11:31pm
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FIXODENT! Wow!....Did NOT see that coming..... Thanks so much, I'm off to the Fixodent store.....

SquirrellyCakes Posted 21 May 2015 , 11:41pm
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Haha,   Walmart and drug stores carry it and it is far cheaper than tylose.  Rather funny that it is for a retirement party and the old brawd suggesting it is 60.

Shasha2727 Posted 21 May 2015 , 11:48pm
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Squirrelly, you are hilarious!  I totally missed that! And I am 59, will be 60 on 1/1/2016......

SquirrellyCakes Posted 21 May 2015 , 11:52pm
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Well you know kiddo, turning 60 is better than the alternative...not turning 60.  You are still a young chic!

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