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.
From my understand pastillage is stronger.
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?
yes, you can use gumpaste to make these peices...... let dry really good...
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).
Thank you all for the help - I'm going to try the gumpaste. I'll let you know how it turns out!