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What do you put into Rolled Fondant to make it stiff enough to hold the shape of a bow? Also, can fondant ribbon roses or other decorations be added to cakes frosted with buttercream icing?

Julie - from El Mirage, AZ

When sculpting or shaping fondant, Gum-Tex is usually added to fondant. gum tex for those who may not know. Gum-Tex is the commercial name for a strengthening gum called tragacanth gum. It makes the fondant more malleable and shapeable, while also allowing the fondant to dry firmer.


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