What Is Better To Stiffen Fondant-Tylose Or Gum Trag?

Decorating By Limpy Updated 21 Jul 2010 , 8:00pm by BlakesCakes

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Limpy Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 7:55pm
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Let me first say that I do not know the difference between these two ingredients & if anyone can tell me, I would be grateful. I have a Criuct Cake & some say to add Gum Trag & others Tylose to fondant & then roll thin & leave overnight & then cut.
Which is better or are the results going to be the same?

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BlakesCakes Posted 21 Jul 2010 , 8:00pm
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Tylose is a brand name for CMC. It works immediately when added to fondant or gum paste. Gum trag is more expensive, needs to rest in the product for 24hrs., and loses it's effectiveness (as a dry powder) over time.


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