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In Topic: Found A New Tool

27 July 2014 - 10:29 AM



I'll have to check (and come back later)  on how much I use, can't remember at the moment.



I made up a mixture of 5 grams of Tylose to 1 pint of water - I think you could easily use more Tylose, up to10 grams without any problems.


I used hot water and a balloon whisk, it will want to clump up if you don't work fast.


This will make a gloopy sort of syrup, just add some to your glaze and stir it in.


100ml of glaze should only need about 10ml of the mixture - it's difficult to be precise without knowing how thick/thin your glaze is already

In Topic: A Change Of Direction

26 July 2014 - 04:29 AM


Thanks for reminding me, this has been one of my "gunna" projects for some years now!! Oz phrase for going to, some folks have even been given it as a nickname..


You need one of these.


In Topic: Found A New Tool

26 July 2014 - 04:28 AM

. Is there a simple way of making my dipping glaze ok for brushing? I've heard of CMC gum but not sure what it is (UK equivalent ?). Gum Arabic comes in small quantities, so I'm not sure it's the answer for anything other than small pieces and I don't know how much to add anyway? Any suggestions as to techniques to try or products would be most welcome.

I've tried to attach a photo of the aforesaid holey bowl, but my ipad photos are always too large and I have no idea if/how to compress them!

Photos: save at a lower resolution, 90 or 95% will reduce the file size (compress) to way below what it is at 100%.


CMC is available in the UK as CMC, it's also sold as Tylose, it's most common use (afaik) is in cake icing and you will find it most easily in the *Home Baking* section of supermarkets.


I'll have to check (and come back later)  on how much I use, can't remember at the moment. What it does is prevent the water from being sucked out of the glaze by the bisque, this gives you more time to apply the glaze.

In Topic: A Change Of Direction

25 July 2014 - 03:35 AM

Thanks Celia, I have an improvised version of a magic box, it's in there now.


I'll look into hole cutters, I've used them, I know they work fine, never owned one, (apart from a couple of home-made ones of my own, but nothing as small as I want for this).

In Topic: A Change Of Direction

24 July 2014 - 11:43 AM

OK, thanks, *Bob and Marcia*,  :)  (that name rings a bell, and takes me back way too far).


I'll make it damp again over the next few days.