FAQs

Is the fondant gluten free?

While the product itself is gluten-free, we do not certify that it is 100% gluten-free due to gluten being used in the factory. 

The production lines are cleaned after each run, and all mixes that do have gluten come into our warehouse/production facility pouched, but because we do not test there is a small possibility of cross-contamination.

 

Is the fondant nut free?

While the product itself is nut/peanut free, we do not certify that our fondant is 100% nut/peanut free due to nut/peanuts being used in the factory. 

The production lines are cleaned after each run, and all mixes that do have gluten come into our warehouse/production facility pouched, but because we do not test there is a small possibility of cross-contamination.

 

How do I soften hard fondant? Is my fondant supposed to be hard when I open it? 

Yes, that's very common. To soften it, microwave it for a few seconds at a time.  It is important to not “cook” it though as it will become crumbly and unworkable. We recommend microwaving about 3-4 seconds at a time and lightly kneading it. 

What allergens are in your airbrush colors?

The colors do not contain any of the “Big 8” allergens, and the equipment and facility that packs the product does not have any in the facility. 

Therefore, there is no allergen statement required on the package.

 

Airbrush Tips and Tricks

  • Thorough cleaning is extremely important! Clean out the pipes between colors with a squeeze bottle full of hot water. Colors won’t get muddied, and your needle will stay clear of build up. Cleaning the pipes well after each use will prevent ugly splatters on your cakes down the road. Please note that there are many small pieces that make up your airbrush. We recommend placing your pieces into a bowl while cleaning to avoid losing any. 
  • Use your airbrush with food safe colors only to avoid cross-contamination. Do not use the same machine for crafting and for cakes.
  • Follow the use, care, and cleaning instructions of your airbrush to keep your machine running smoothly.
  • Sketch out your cake design prior to beginning so you have a clear idea of which colors go where on the cake, and in what order you will spray them onto the cake.
  • Just like using a piping bag, pressure, speed, and angle are super important. Practice makes perfect, so airbrush onto paper towels or parchment paper to get a feel for your machine. Kids coloring books are also great for practicing because you can try to stay inside the lines. Or not stay inside the lines – whichever you prefer!
  • Cover all surrounding surfaces to protect them from airbrush color. Use butcher paper, old newspapers, science fair backboards, or disposable plastic tablecloths for easy cleanup.
  • Hold the airbrush nozzle 6 – 8 inches from the surface of the cake. If you get closer, the force of the air from the nozzle can cause the surface of your cake to get pocked. Further than 8 inches and the airbrush color will fly everywhere…your countertops, cabinets, and maybe a little bit on the cake, too.
  • Spraying with the nozzle at a 45° angle will produce broad, softer lines. Hold the nozzle at a 90° angle for a sharper, more defined line. Darken colors by retracing them with the airbrush.
  • Heighten airbrushed decorations with other design elements:
    • Add buttercream accents, borders, and inscriptions for extra dimension.
    • Stencils are easy, elegant, and reusable.
    • Cut out fondant flowers or shapes.
    • Tinted piping gel looks like liquid – try it for water or beverages.

 

Please contact us if you have any additional questions. 

Tylina Food Products
Corporate Address:
220 E. Myrtle Street, Stillwater, MN 55082
888-522-9722

Delivery Address:
132 Main Street S, Ste 2
Stillwater, MN 55082

Customer Service: customersupport@tylinafoods.com
email your question.

Wholesalers:
if you are interested in becoming a reseller of our products email us at sales@tylinafoods.com.

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