Adding Something To Fondant

Decorating By Pieceofcakebyrita Updated 12 Jun 2011 , 10:09pm by DeniseNH

Pieceofcakebyrita Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Pieceofcakebyrita Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 9:09pm
post #1 of 4

I am wondering if any one knows if I can add gum tex to fondant to make it strong like gumpaste. I make my own gumpaste but the colors are different when they dry. Any suggestions for a stiff dough combination?

3 replies
Sugarflowers Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Sugarflowers Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 9:33pm
post #2 of 4

I like to use Tylose to make my fondant into gumpaste. The type or brand of coloring you use might be making a difference with the color. I use a lighter colored gumpaste and then dust it with the powdered petal dust to make it darker and to give the piece more depth.



kakeladi Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
kakeladi Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 9:49pm
post #3 of 4

I think you will find all gumpaste &/or fondant will dry a bit lighter.
Yes, one can add GumTex to fondant but it dries it out a lot.
Tylose is much better.

DeniseNH Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
DeniseNH Posted 12 Jun 2011 , 10:09pm
post #4 of 4

Try as you might, no matter how much Tylose you add to fondant, it will never be as strong as gumpaste. Yes, it dries a bit lighter but a quick steaming will darken gumpaste up.

Quote by @%username% on %date%