Help! What To Do With My Pettinice..

Baking By Montserrat Updated 27 May 2008 , 4:09pm by Montserrat

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Montserrat Posted 25 May 2008 , 12:40pm
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So ambitiuos of me.. I bought a packet of pettinice months back and it's still sitting around.. I feel guilty in case it ends up in the bin as it expires in July! I bought them for some variation other than just icing my cupcakes.

Can anyone please tell me what little simple sugar paste flowers that I do with the pettinice? I know I went for a decorator course icon_redface.gif .. but I'm no good with it! icon_cry.gif I saw Aine's video on small roses.. it seems easy enough.. question is - can I make the flowers with pettinice?

Any help would be most appreciated. I gotta crank up this engine of mine.. and start baking again.

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chutzpah Posted 25 May 2008 , 1:04pm
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I have used Pettinice on a couple of occasions, and will never purchase it again.

I wouldn't make roses with it, unless they are thicker, ribbon-type roses. You can't roll it thin enough. You can make some simple cutter-type or filler flowers for cupcakes and stuff. It works okay for figures, but let them dry between doing the bodies and putting the heads on.

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alanahodgson Posted 26 May 2008 , 8:31pm
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If you add some tylose powder to the fondant you should be able to make flowers.

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Montserrat Posted 27 May 2008 , 4:09pm
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Thanks chutzpah and alanahodgson for your comments and advice. Will try just the simple cut-out flowers and if i'm lucky (adding tylose powder), I will just try make some small roses.. well, i learned something.. i know better now what not to buy.. Thank you!

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