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Lindsay-Jean Hard

Lindsay-Jean is a Contributing Writer & Editor at Food52.

added about 2 years ago

Is this for gumpaste decorations? I've read that you can use powdered fixodent (http://cakecentral.com...) or tylose (http://answers.yahoo.com...) instead of gum tragacanth.


June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 2 years ago

Just curious why any "gum" would be included in a recipe for carrot cake?

Shuna Lydon

Shuna is a pastry chef in New York City and author of the acclaimed blog Eggbeater.

added about 2 years ago

Thank you for introducing me to Gum Tragacanth. It appears as though it *is* similar to xanthum gum, and could probably be used interchangeably. My experience with carrot cake is that because the batter usually requires a lot of eggs and liquid oil, there's no reason to add stabilizer of any kind. Unless, of course, you are omitting eggs, or the whites of whole eggs. Best of luck and happy baking!