I need help with pastillage I am making a cake part of it will be covered with pastillage I have never work with tis type of sugar dough my question is I will be using styrofoam and will cover it with the pastillagdo should I put butter cream under the pastillage or can anyone tell me how to do this
why are you using pastillage? You normally use this dough for building structures, as it dries quickly and very hard. To cover styrofoam i would use fondant, it is much more manageable
I agree with peg818, I also use fondant to cover dummie caks not pastillage. It gets really hard when its dry.
yep go with fondant, pastillage goes very hard and brittle and will crack easily. i wouldn't use butercream as it will go a little funky over time i would brush the dummy with some alcohol or piping gel to make it stick
OK what I'm making is a football stadium and on one end it will be made out of styrofoam, that end of the stadium is rounded I'm trying to get that effect I have the styrofoam cut into 3 seprate pieces two rounded on each end and the middle is rectangel I need something that will harden and stand up this part of the cake will not be eaten in another thread I'm told not to use pipe gel so if any one can help please I need help this cake is due this weekend
You can brush a little bit of water on the dummy cake and cover it with Fondant.
I use water to adhere fondant to a dummy. No sense in using product when water works just as well.
Thank you I will try water