Thanks all. It was actually tylose I couldn't remember but gum traganth is the same. I would prefer to do a 50/50 mix or all gum paste except that it has to be red and I'd rather not colour it. I've got satin ice red fondant which I'm using on the cake and if I mix it with the gum paste it will change colour and I'm trying to avoid that. If you saw my previous post about my customer from hell, this is for her.
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm going to put it in at the venue I think and will definitely use the dust.