Mmf + Tylose Powder = Gumpaste?

Decorating By ajwonka Updated 21 Feb 2011 , 3:14pm by niccicola

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ajwonka Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 5:34am
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I've been reading the forum for awhile but never posted. I'm wanting to make gumpaste by mixing fondant and Tylose powder. I don't buy, fondant, though, I make and use MMF. Will it work to combine the two or do I have to use storebought fondant?

Thanks in advance!

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Moondance Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 11:12am
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Adding tylose powder won't make gum paste - it will make modelling paste, OK for lots of accents, but wouldn't roll out fine enough for delicate flowers.


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Jillfcs Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 11:35am
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I use homemade MMF with tylose powder for all of my figures. The only time I use gumpaste is for super thin accents, such as delicate flowers as Moondance mentioned. After a while you get a feel for how much tylose powder to add (the fondant starts to feel slightly rubbery).

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niccicola Posted 21 Feb 2011 , 3:14pm
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I use MMF exclusively for all pieces on the cake that will be eaten.

I have Satin Ice for my cake dummies and use that for most everything else that won't be eaten (bows, figures, etc.). It dries hard. Almost like gumpaste. Enough to hold it's shape, anyway.

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