Make Danish pastries from Fimo

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hayley Bedells explains how to make Fimo pastries

 

Make a tray of pastries for the tea table, baker's shop or miniature cafe.

You will need

 

Fimo in raw pastry colours, apple, white icing and custard colours

Ceramic tile for baking

Rough sandpaper

Craft knife

Needle

Cocktail stick

Ball ended tool

Soft paintbrush

Pastel chalks

Clear Fimo gloss

Liquid Fimo gel

Cream & yellow paint

Method 

1. Roll out pastry colour. Cut into pieces about 8mm across. Squash slightly and shape,  indent a dip in the middle with the ball-ended tool. Tap gently with the sandpaper to texture.

2. Gentle run the bristles of a soft paintbrush across an ochre or light brown pastel and brush the edges of the pastry cases. Bake a Gas Mark 2 for 8 - 10 minutes. Leave to cool.

3. Roll out and squash flat the apple colour, about 2 - 3mm slices. Roll each piece just once to smooth off the sharp 'cut' edges.

4. Add four or five chunks to each case, using a cocktail stick to help move them. Bake again at Gas Mark 2 for 3 minutes. Add a tiny an=mount of clear liquid gel. Mix a little with the cocktail stick. Hold the pastry case still on a piece of scrap clay to stop it moving while you complete this task.

5. Add 'custard' carefully, don't let it spill over the edges. Use a cocktail stick to help apply. Bake for another 2 - 3 minutes or until the filling has hardened.

6. Roll out 'white icing' clay to about 1.5mm, cut into 10mm pieces. Have clean hands to avoid contaminating the whiteness. Add lines across the tray of pastries. Re-bake for 4 - 5 minutes at Gas Mark 2.

7. Once cooled carefully brush the top of the pastries with clear Fimo gloss. Leave to dry.

 

 

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