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Unbreakable gel that flexes
I've been messing around with gels, gumpastes, etc etc recently. I came up with this recipe for an unbreakable gel that doesn't end up drying out and being too brittle even after a week of drying. This would be really good to use for things like guitar strings and animal whiskers. It does dry with a kind of yellowish tint to it like normal unbreakable gel, but it sets up into a rubbery texture after a day or so, then continues to dry out. It also doesn't seem to shrink as much as normal unbreakable gels that I've used before. It ends up being like a flexible plastic after a week or so, it's really weird.
Flexible unbreakable gel:
1/4 cup marshmallow fluff
1 tsp tylose
1/4 cup boiling water
Put the fluff and the tylose in a dish and stir it with a fork. Add the water in 1 Tbsp at a time and mix it so that it all combines evenly. When it gets to a piping consistency that you're comfortable with, pipe it into the shapes that you want, using wax paper that's been coated with a thin layer of crisco. Let it set up for a day before you mess with it. It won't look like it will dry out, but after a day or so it will be like a stringy rubber, and it will just continue to firm up. This works best as piped shapes, not spread into a sheet or into molds.
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