I've never used Pastillage before but am getting ready to try it for the first time tonight or tomorrow to make a tiara. Can I put it through an extruder gun like I do gumpaste and fondant? If yes, how do I thin it down enough to "extrude", but not so much it won't set up as it should?
I hadn't gotten an answer to my question by the time I wanted to try this, so I just went ahead. I did have to thin my pastillage a little to make it extrude nicely. The first time I tried water and it was too sticky, so the second time I added a little shortening, which worked great, but not sure how that would've effected the drying and strength? But after all that, it still was drying too fast to do what I was wanting. So, I thought I'd post my results here so you would all know for yourselves in the future. Love the pastillage though...just not for the extruder. ha ha
I've got this thread on my watchlist as I'm interested in any replies you get, sorry I have no useful advice.
Just to let you know your picture didn't come up, I think the site is having troubles.....?
Hi Zespri, Are you speaking my pics in "photos"? I didn't post any pics of the tiara yet since I haven't actually started making it with the royal icing. I never got far enough along using the pastillage to warrant a photo. ha ha. I will post one of my finished tiara on the cake though. Thanks for your post, Maybe we will still get some info from someone.