Cmc or tylose

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Whats the difference between cmc and tylose. Does anyone make their own gum paste? Does any one have a good recipe to share?

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Cmc and tylose both perform the same function as icing strengthners. Both are syntheically produced man-made and unlke gum trag which is non synthetic, more expensive and requires time to mature / fully activated in the fondant; you can use fondant mixed with cmc almost immediately. Hope you find this useful!

As for a gumpaste recipe, it really depends on your end product. Gumpaste recipes for flowers usually have crisco – vegetable shortening added, while those for modelling at times omit this. Try out the different recipes – online, till you get one that suits your demands.