Tylose powder is used in some gumpaste recipes but you can add it to plain fondant to create a quick version of Gumpaste for creating figurines and sugar flowers and other items that need strength or hold shape.
Depending on how much tylose you add to your sugarpaste, the drying time could be longer or shorter. Usually my bow loops takes about 1hr to hold its shape sufficiently for assembly.
Oeh, thanks, sounds like handy stuff, that tylose. I'm afraid though I wouldn't be able to get my hands on it around here, unless our supermarkets decided to sell stuff I'd actually use anytime soon XD
But I'll go and try it with just the fondant some time, see if it dries out overnight or something.