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Tere-arg
Argentina

Help with word
 
What do you say "pastillaje" in English?
I found it as gum paste, but it is not.

Pastillaje is used to make rigid  cake toppers like this (roof):



9 Sep 2011      



abba
Spain

I think you can use fondant. You can make this type of topping out of marshmallows, then I think it is marshmallow fondant. Fondant icing may also be possible, I suppose it depends on the ingredients you use, if you use marshmallows it is the former and if you use icing/confectioner s sugar you use the latter.

Hope it helps.
Beln

10 Sep 2011     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

Yes, it s fondant, which you treat like clay when you sculpt and mold your topper. After you finish you put it to dry. It can take up to a week to dry to be set and firm.
Sophia

10 Sep 2011     



MarionG
Netherlands

Often colored marzipan is used as well... (google marzipan decorations for some amazing examples...)

10 Sep 2011     



Tere-arg
Argentina

I do not think it is fondant or marzipan as "pastillaje" is used to make big structures. When it dries, it gets very hard.

Have googled for the translation, but have not found it

Thanks anyway

10 Sep 2011     



wilwarin32
Argentina

Hi, Tere... I found... pastillage!!! lol Smile


Cast Sugar and Pastillage

  • While the sugar is still hot from the boiling process, the sugar is poured into silicone or metal molds. Before the sugar hardens, the sugar artist must ensure that all air bubbles are swirled out of the sugar; the key to cast sugar is to make it look like glass. The sugar then hardens in the mold and is removed.

    Pastillage is not created by boiling sugar. Pastillage is a packaged sugar compound similar to gum paste. However, pastillage can be created using confectioner s sugar, water and gelatin. This compound dries out quickly, so sugar artists must move fast when sculpting with pastillage. When the pastillage has dried, it becomes brittle, however, if further sculpting needs to be done with this compound, sugar artists can use sanders and grinders to shape it.



Read more: About Sugar Sculptures | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_4780756_sugar-sculptures.html#ixzz1XV9UC3Mg

10 Sep 2011     



Tere-arg
Argentina

Great!!!  THANKS so much  wilwarin!   Thumbs Up


10 Sep 2011     



wilwarin32
Argentina

Don t mention it! Wink  and Happy Teacher s Day this Sunday!

10 Sep 2011