I have been asked to do a character for a cake for this Saturday, a kind of "stripper" coming out of a cake... to be precise...
I was intending to use CMC instead of gum tragacanth because it seems that it dries faster in emergency - can anyone confirm this?
Also, I am wondering if tylose powder is only recommended for doing flowers? I don't have this at home but I am wondering if it can also be used for figurines?
I have seen a video on youtube in which the person made gum paste only using egg whites + confectionner sugar + tylose. The paste seemed pretty much pliable. Do you think I can try this out but using CMC instead of tylose?
I am preparing the sugar paste/fondant from scratch only for this purpose.
Many thanks for your help and advice.
Just so you know, CMC and Tylose are the same thing, just with different names. CMC is the abbreviation of the chemical compound and Tylose is a brand name. That's my understanding anyway.
Thank you sugarandslice! Not living in the US (or Australia!) I find it difficult to understand what is a brand or the actual name of the ingredient!
Well, just found this in case it can halp anyone else...