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Adding tylose powder to fondant

(4 posts) (3 voices)
  • Started 4 years ago by moffittchristine
  • Latest reply from Melissa Diamond
  1. Hi Melissa! I was wondering how much tylose powder I am supposed to add to fondant to make it sronger? thanks!

    Posted Apr 26 2010 4:53 pm #
  2. Hi-- I usually use approximately 1 teaspoon of CMC or Tylose powder per pound of fondant. I don't think that it would hurt anything to go a little over that though--I usually just estimate.

    Posted Apr 26 2010 8:05 pm #
  3. JudyBear
    Posts: 33

    Is CMC powder the same as gumtex?

    Posted May 17 2010 3:30 am #
  4. It's not exactly the same....but close enough. Gum tex, like CMC or Tylose powder, can be kneaded into your fondant to give you a consistency closer to gum paste. It makes it stronger, and speeds up the drying time.

    Gum paste recipes call for Tylose or CMC, and I'm really not sure that I would substitute gum tex in that situation...but for everything else, it's fine.

    Just FYI, I buy my CMC powder at can find it there for a good price.

    Posted May 17 2010 4:42 am #


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