How to make mastic?
Cakes decorated with cream today will not surprise anyone, but cakes decorated with mastic are very popular. This is due to the fact that its variations are limited only by the confectioner's imagination. However, try yourself as a pastry chef, and everyone can try to make a culinary masterpiece, you just need to know how to make mastic. It can be prepared according to various recipes, here will be described the most popular, which, for sure, will please all sweets.
Dairy Mastic Recipe
To prepare the dairy mastic you have to purchase the following products:
- 150 g of powdered sugar and infant formula.
- 120 g of condensed milk.
Before you make the mastic, you should cover the table with oilcloth or cling film. Then in a deep bowl, preferably with a wide bottom, it is necessary to sift ¾ infant formula and powdered sugar. Then in the middle of the hill you need to make a depression and pour in condensed milk. If you use the mastic of only one color, then at this stage you should add the necessary dye and mix all with a spoon.When you cannot mix the mixture with a spoon, you can knead it with your hands. Mass will stick to hands, but this is normal. Then you should sift on the table, covered with film, the rest of the icing sugar and infant formula, put the mastic and knead it until it becomes unstuck from hands. If your mastic turned out to be liquid, then it should be added the same amount of powdered sugar and the mixture, sifting them. Once the mastic reaches the desired state, it can be removed in cellophane and let it lie for 60 minutes. Then you can start working with her. Roll mastic must be on the table, which should be sprinkled with powdered sugar and starch. If you dyed the mastic with gel or liquid dyes, then you will need to knead it with powdered sugar and starch. Now you can make various figures out of mastic, and decorate a cake with them.
Chocolate Mastic Recipe
To make chocolate mastic you will need:
- 90g marshmallow
- 90 g white chocolate
- 1 tbsp. l lemon juice
- 300 g icing sugar
- 2 tbsp. l cream, the fat content of which should be at least 33%
- 1 tbsp. l cognac
Before you make the mastic, you should melt chocolate in a microwave or in a water bath.When it becomes liquid, you should add marshmallows to it and place in the microwave for 1 minute, as a result, the pieces of marshmallows should double in size. Then you need to pour brandy, cream, lemon juice into a bowl and mix everything well. Next, you need to sift into the chocolate mixture 1/3 of powdered sugar, mix with a spoon and leave it to cool for about 15 minutes.
Then, in a slightly warm mixture, you should slowly sift the powder, kneading the mastic with a spoon, and then with your hands. Finally, the mastic must be kneaded on the table until it becomes unstuck. After that, the mastic is wrapped in cellophane and retracted in the refrigerator for 10-12 hours for ripening. About three hours before the start of work with the mastic, you need to get it out of the fridge. It is necessary to work with it, pinching off small pieces from a piece, and fashioning various figures, flowers, bows.
Now you know how to make a mastic for a cake, and you can surprise your family and friends with the original design of the cake. Perhaps the first few times, your mastic figures will not be perfect and rustic, but having trained you will be able to decorate your cake in such a way that it will turn into a real masterpiece.