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What is pastillage?

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I saw some AWSOME creations with it and have heard of it before, but have no idea what it is icon_biggrin.gif Can anyone tell me more about it and where I might find some? Thanks!
Monika

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Never trust a skinny cook.


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post #2 of 6
Pastillage is a sugar paste that dries rock hard. It is used to make strong structural pieces. It is technically edible, but not really meant to be eaten. (especially when the recipe substitutes vinegar for the water).

Here is a very informative tutorial on pastillage:

http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=69493

You can see some pastillage plaques in my pics and my Gingerbread house has some pastillage windows and brick tower. Baby cradle made of pastillage glued with royal. I love it because you can paint it and it dries quickly and hard.

Oh, I have never seen it sold in packages, you just make the dough yourself. There is a recipe on the link I included, or I can share my recipe if you need it a bit more simple.

I also have some tips on working with it if you decide to try it.
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Is it royal icing?!?! OH!!! Ok. Now I understand!
Monika

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Never trust a skinny cook.


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Elizabeth
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post #5 of 6
No! It's not royal icing! It's made of gelatin, water, cornstarch and confectionery sugar. It's rolled out, not poured or piped. But it does harden up and hold shapes great!
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post #6 of 6
According to Debbie Brown's Books, she has two types she uses.

One is Quick Pastillage, made from CMC powder or gum tragacanth and royal icing... (from Naughty Cakes book)

The other recipe for Pastillage she lists is made of 1 egg white made up from dired egg albumen, icing sugar and gum tragacanth. (from Enchanted Cakes).

I will be trying the quick version soon icon_smile.gif

HTH!

Mirjana
"Baking may be regarded as a science, but it's the chemistry between the ingredients and the cook that gives desserts life. Baking is done out of love, to share with family and friends, to see them smile" ~Anna Olson
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