Tylose Powder?

Decorating By CakeInfatuation Updated 16 Mar 2009 , 3:44pm by Cakepro

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CakeInfatuation Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:02am
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I finally got some Tylose Powder today. If I'm using Wilton Fondant and let's say enough to make a figure similar to what aine2 would make... how much Tylose do I add to my gum paste?

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cakecrazy09 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 3:01am
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I would like to know the answer to this also.

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sugarshack Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 4:50am
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you would add it to fondant, not gumpaste. gumpaste already has the drying agent in it.

you would add prob 1 tsp or so to a small sized figure, work it a while and let it start to take effect.

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FeGe_Cakes Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 5:13pm
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Where do you buy Tylose?

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msulli10 Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 9:19pm
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I got mine online. It goes a long way so it was worth buying. It makes great "glue" - just mix a tiny amount with water and it gets very thick.

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Cakepro Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 3:44pm
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I just completed four days of Debbie Brown classes last week, for which her instructions were to use 2 tsp tylose per pound of fondant for our figures. I used Wilton fondant and 2 tsp per pound was WAY too much. She uses Regal Ice fondant which is a much softer fondant, and it takes 2 tsp per pound very well. Those of us who used Wilton fondant ended up using Fondx, which is softer than Wilton, which worked very well.

In the future, I won't be using more than 1 tsp per pound of Wilton fondant (or I may start using Satin Ice for my figures, which I use for cakes). The softer the fondant, the much easier it is to get all the cracks and crazing and fingerprints out of your figure.

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