To create a quick gum pastes with fondant just add 1 – 3 tsps. of CMC powder to 1lb of fondant.
Dry humidity areas use less CMC and High humidity areas use more CMC.
Knead it in very well through your fondant.
If you are using a pre-made Gum paste you don’t need to add any Gums to your paste because it already has some form of Gums in it.
I usually don’t use a pound of fondant at a time when creating my figurines so I use small pinches of CMC powder to my fondant until I get the consistency I am looking for.
Many get confused and they think that they cannot use any of the other gums. You can use any of the other gum ingredients INSTEAD of the CMC powder that we sell. So, if you have access to TYLOSE Powder then by all means you can use that in your fondant. If you have gum trag available to you then you can use that. Any of these can be used and added to your fondant.
We sell CMC as we find it the most reliable of all the gums.