Making Fondant For "book"cake

Decorating By Ashley0415 Updated 12 Jun 2010 , 11:47pm by cakesrock

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Ashley0415 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 7:39pm
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I saw someone suggest adding a lot of tylose to the fondant to get it to set up for the edges of the book.. All I could find was gumpaste mix.. can I work that into my fondant to make it more firm??

If so.. what stage would I add that to a mmf recipe?

Thank you in advance!

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cakesrock Posted 12 Jun 2010 , 11:47pm
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Gumtex is essentially the same thing as tylose (I cannot get tylose either). A lot would give it a really lousy taste and if you want people to eat it and like it....
I am not sure what you mean by set up, as I have never made a book cake. But for my photo album I just used fondant. If you are referring to sharp corners, then I would focus on sharply trimming the edges of the cake. And use Sharon Zambitos technique for fondant on a square. I have also found that using ganache instead of BC will give you much sharper corners. Good luck!

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