Gumpaste Or Pastillage?

Decorating By Debi2 Updated 25 Feb 2010 , 1:07am by Debi2

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Debi2 Posted 23 Feb 2010 , 1:05am
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How do you determine whether to use Gumpaste, or Pastillage (sp)? Don't they both set up hard? I've used Gumpaste and had good results, but I keep reading about the Pastillage and am curious about it now.

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Lyndseyb52 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 12:39am
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Hi Debi

I've found gumpaste is better for things like flowers because it's much more stretchy to work with so I can use a ball tool to frill the edges of the petals.

I use pastillage for the turrets on my castle cakes or I recently made a skate board ramp with mini skate boards and found it better to roll out into big sheets, it's more dry in consistency. In the uk it comes in a powder and you mix water with it, I'd say it worked out slightly cheaper for me.

Definately get some and play about with it, keep it wrapped well as it dries rock hard.

Lyndsey xx

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Debi2 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 1:07am
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Thank you so much Lyndsey...that helps alot!


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