Handling

Once open, keep the remaining portion in the provided zip lock bag and also an airtight container for more extended storage.

Use colourless oil Spray for rolling small pieces and time consuming modelling. Use starch for rolling larger pieces.

Clean your blade or knife with a dampened hand towel every few cuts to remove sugar residue which will affect the clean-cut.

When you are cutting multiple pieces from rolled pastillage, protect the surface with oil spray and a plastic sheet to avoid crust.

Place the cut or modelled pieces on corrugated cardboard to speed up drying time and turn them over from time to time.

Clean sandpaper can be used on completely dried pastillage to achieve bevelled edges and to remove unwanted imperfections.

Use a small amount of shortening on the tabletop to avoid a slippery surface when rolling and shaping small parts.

Use water with a small brush or spray bottle to glue soft-to-soft, or soft-to-hard pieces. Use eggwhite for a stronger hold. Use Royal icing for joining hard-to-hard parts.

Use a minimum amount of white compound chocolate for instantly joining parts together with no support. Visible chocolate can be hidden with some royal icing which can then be smoothened with the water brush.

Use royal icing or wet pastillage for welding or filling gaps which should not be visible.

Pastillage can be placed in a microwave for a few seconds to soften quickly.