Pastillage Vs Marzipan Vs Gumpaste?

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mookamoo Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 2:04am
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hi, i ordered some marzipan and pastillage to see about how it works. I use gumpaste all the time.
What is the difference between the three?
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Texas_Rose Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 2:07am
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Marzipan is usually eaten. It's made out of ground almonds and has more body than fondant. It doesn't dry rock hard like gumpaste. The outside will dry but the inside is still soft.

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sweetcakes Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 3:42am
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yesm marzipan is eaten. it can be used to cover a cake before royal icing or fondant is applied. a thin layer can be added to the top of petit fours before icing. it can be rolled into shapes, fruits etc. Pastillage is like a gumpaste and will dry extremely hard, used to make stand up designs. no so much used for flower making though.

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