Pastillage Help!

Decorating By Molly2 Updated 10 Jul 2008 , 12:18pm by Molly2

Molly2 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 7:02am
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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


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peg818 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 9:03am
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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

bashini Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 10:59am
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I agree with peg818, I also use fondant to cover dummie caks not pastillage. It gets really hard when its dry. icon_smile.gif

jess85 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 12:49pm
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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

Molly2 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 1:46pm
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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 icon_confused.gif so if any one can help please I need help this cake is due this weekend


bashini Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 2:13pm
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You can brush a little bit of water on the dummy cake and cover it with Fondant.

peg818 Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 9:13am
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I use water to adhere fondant to a dummy. No sense in using product when water works just as well.

Molly2 Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 12:18pm
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Thank you I will try water
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