Hi folks. I am thinking of making a half cage (think of a cage with a dome-ish shape) where a cake topper stand under. But I'm not sure what I should use. Should I use gum paste, modeling paste, or pastillage. Actually I don't even know the difference between modeling paste and pastillage. What are they? I worked with gum paste before so know what it is, but modeling paste and pastillage not really, but I've got a feeling that those two work better for a cage-like structure. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Hi there, I use modeling paste to make people, animals and other little ones. It doesn't dry too hard. But pastillage dries really hard. I think I would use pastillage to make a cage. Once I used it to make a turrets of a castle. You can buy powder form of pastillage. You need to add water to make the paste. Or you make it your self.
Yes, pastillage does dry much harder than either of the other two mediums. But it also dries out much quicker so you have to work *FAST!*
Maybe a combination of pastillage & gp would work. Again, it will dry out fast but I think the gp will slow down the pastillage and it will also make it just a tad less strong.
If I'm not mistaken modeling past is much closer, if not the same, as fondant.