Can I use gelatin powder instead of Tylose powder?

I've made fondant before to cover a cake, however now I want to try making stand up characters to add to it. Almost every recipe calls for something called Tylose powder or gum-tex. I haven't been able to find anything like this in Brisbane, Australia. I know you can buy it in specialty cake supply stores,... show more I've made fondant before to cover a cake, however now I want to try making stand up characters to add to it. Almost every recipe calls for something called Tylose powder or gum-tex. I haven't been able to find anything like this in Brisbane, Australia. I know you can buy it in specialty cake supply stores, but I am unable to get to one at this present time. I was wondering if I could just sprinkle some gelatin into the fondant instead? Will it have the same effect? I am making curlicues if that helps? Also, do I need to add water to the gelatin powder, and prepare it as normal. Or can I just sprinkle the powder straight into the fondant?
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