Using Tylo Powder
If you want to know more about using Tylo Powder and how to get the most out of the product for cake decorating and modelling then you are in the right place.
This write up has been brought to us by the well renowned cake decorating colours and consumables company ‘Rainbow Dust Ltd’.
Tylo Powder is an essential ingredient in any sugar crafters equipment box, and is widely used to make modelling paste, flower paste and edible glue. It is also reffered to as CMC and is a professional grade extra fine powder, which is available in 50g, 80g and 120g.
Tylo Powder is vital in transforming sugarpaste into Modelling Paste and it starts to work straight away, no need to leave over night like it’s alternative Gum Tragacanth.
- Add 1tsp to 250g of Sugarpaste and knead well.
If it starts to crack then add a little more sugarpaste and knead again.
Once done the paste is now ready to creat models, drapes, bows and to use in moulds.
Using Tylo Powder to create an edible glue is really easy!
- Simply mix 1/4 teaspoon to 50ml of water in a pot.
It will initially form a lumpy mixture, don’t worry as this is normal!
Leave overnight and the next morning you’ll find a clear thick glue ready to use. If you require it to be slightly thinner simply add a little more water.
With Tylo edible glue you can also create ‘gunge’, this is the term we use to describe very thick glue paste, made from sugarpaste you are using and mixed with a small amount of the Tylo edible glue. This is used for a stronger hold and it will match the colour of sugarpaste you are using it with!
Tylo Powder can also be used to make flower paste, ideal for making wired flowers, shapes on wires and any other shapes or leaves that require a firmer paste.
Flower Paste Basic Recipe: For 500g of Flower Paste
- 450g of sieved Icing Sugar
- 5 teaspoons of Tylo Powder
- 60-65ml of cool boiled water
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix together using an electric mixer, mix until completely combined. Place the paste on a dusted non stick work surface and knead until fully combined. Then place in to a polythene bag until required.
You can freeze both modelling paste and flower paste for up to 6 months!
We have a few different sizes available in the Tylo Powder and with it’s long best before’s and versatility it’s almost worth getting the larger quantities!
All sizes of Tylo Powder are available in our Online Shop.
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