Ugh. I'm batting zero today.
My order came in from IntotheOven and it was minus my huge pail of pastillage that I need for the weekend. They are out and I didnt find out until this afternoon. I've been searching for a few hours now and I cant find hardly any places that sell it and the few that do, most are backordered. The only one I found was Beryls. Is there anywhere else I can look without spending my entire Thursday searching online?
You can make your own. I've made a recipe from martha stewart.
is it complicated and/or does it require a slew of ingrediants?
martha stewart.com was down when I went to check the site for the recipe, but here are some I found. very simple.
I always thought pastillage was the european name for gumpaste? sugarpaste = fondant, pastillage = gumpaste.
I could be very, very wrong...
You are correct that some people call them one and the same. When I first was introduced to pastillage I learned that it is a similar product without any of the stretchy ingredients usually added to sugarpaste such as glycerin or gum additives. I've used it before. It dries very quickly and has very little stretch. It dries very hard and brittle, but does not take on moisture the way gumpaste does.
i make my own. i make a 1 pound batch of ri to stiff peak. then sprinkle over it 3 teaspoons of gum tragacanth (or tylose equivalent) leave to sit under a damp cloth for 20 mins then knead it together with teaspoon of shortening. if its a bit sticky knead in some more powderd sugar. it does dry more quickly than gumpaste tho so keep it well covered when not in use.
Agroeve are those ingredients (the gum tragacanth) sold in a grocery store? Or a cake supply store?
i buy mine from my local cake store but also bought it online.
How do you color it
I make my own: 6x sugar (or 10x, but you'd have to sift that), corn starch, sheet gelatin (bloomed) & vinegar (I can get u the exact measurements later--don't have my recipes now). Mix the starch & sugar. heat the gelatin leaves in the vinegar, start your stand mixer and pour the gelatin/vinegar in and combine. If it's too loose add a LITTLE more sugar (100-150 gms), wrap and freeze for 15 minutes. If too dry, get some vinegar VERY hot and mix in.
When do you color it is it ok to air brush it or use gels
If you want a deep, all-over color then use liquid gel colors (such as americolor) and add it in with the vinegar. You can then airbursh to even it out/deepen it after. I usually, however, just make everything in white and airbrush later. I often use food markers for details as well.
Thank You so much for the information