Can I Use Gumpaste Instead Of Pastillage?

Decorating By imartsy Updated 6 Aug 2008 , 3:21am by imartsy

imartsy Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 1:50am
post #1 of 6

I'm trying to make some furniture pieces/ crib and and the book I'm using says to use pastillage. I'm wondering if I can use gumpaste instead or if there's a really big difference between the two.

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TexasSugar Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:56am
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From my understand pastillage is stronger.

imartsy Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 3:11am
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Hmm that makes sense, but I'm wondering if its necessary.... I wonder how you determine which one to use.....basically I don't have it and I'm not sure I have time to mess around with recipes.... but I have a bunch of gumpaste that I'd be happy to use if I could...

I just don't have time to screw it up and try a second method either....ugh how do these things always seem to sneak up on me? icon_smile.gif

icer101 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 3:15am
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yes, you can use gumpaste to make these peices...... let dry really good...

PinkZiab Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 3:15am
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If it's just pieces you are putting on top of a cake i don't see any reason you need to use pastillage. I only use pastillage for structural pieces (cake stands, showpieces, etc).

imartsy Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 3:21am
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Thank you all for the help - I'm going to try the gumpaste. I'll let you know how it turns out!

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