Pastillage Question

Decorating By shanter Updated 17 Dec 2010 , 2:54am by shanter

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shanter Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 12:22am
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Hi--I'm planning on trying my hand at some ornamentations for cakes that can be used over and over, for which I gather I use pastillage. My question is, has anyone thinned pastillage to a pipeable consistency and produced something that dries as hard as "regular" pastillage? What do you thin it with? water?

Any tips would be gratefully appreciated.

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metria Posted 16 Dec 2010 , 12:51am
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could you elaborate on what you'll be doing? i was thinking our collective minds might come up with a better media than pastillage.

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shanter Posted 17 Dec 2010 , 2:54am
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I'm thinking of things that normally would be piped in royal icing, but because it is so fragile, you have to make, for example, 25 snowflakes if you want 10 that don't break. I am hoping that if this could be done with pastillage, they would dry hard enough that they wouldn't break. (I have chocolate molds for snowflakes, as well as cutters, impression mats, etc.--I want to pipe some.) It wouldn't have to be snowflakes--could be other shapes that could be piped and then dried very hard. Then you could keep them for future use.
Thanks for any help.

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