I'm Scared Of Pastillage.

Decorating By wickeddelish Updated 18 May 2014 , 10:31pm by -K8memphis

wickeddelish Posted 18 May 2014 , 10:00pm
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AI'm working on a project and fondant, 50/50 fondant/gumpaste and straight gum paste aren't working. I need something rigid enough to support itself sticking out horizontally. I have pastillage recipes, I've never used it. I'm just a little concerned because everything I've read says it dries super duper fast. How fast does it really dry? Is it instant? Or do I at least have a few minutes to shape?

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-K8memphis Posted 18 May 2014 , 10:06pm
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oh no it's like quick drying gum paste--you have time to work with it but you can't dawdle -- yes sure you have time to work with it

wickeddelish Posted 18 May 2014 , 10:08pm
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AWhew. That's a relief. Everything I've seen is all "WORK VERY QUICKLY, IT DRIES OUT SO FAST!!!" Luckily what I'm doing is pretty simple, so I'll certainly have enough time. Thanks!

mintbelly Posted 18 May 2014 , 10:14pm
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It dries about half the time as gumpaste does, like say 2 to 3 hours it's already rigid, in 24 hours it's like hard powdery porcelain bisque.

-K8memphis Posted 18 May 2014 , 10:31pm
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and it's a leetle tempermental-- so make extras

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