How to make homemade mastic?

Oksana Vasilyeva
Oksana Vasilyeva
August 31, 2014
How to make homemade mastic?

Wedding, anniversary, birthday cakes decorated with confectionery mastic are a real work of art. You look at these and you wonder - just fabulous beauty! In the meantime, such a fairy tale can be made possible by everyone. To do this, you just need to have artistic taste and modeling skills and know how to make homemade mastic. We offer you two simple recipes for confectionery mastic.

Mastic from Marshmallow

Mastic from marshmallow marshmallows is considered the easiest. It is perfect for the first experience of making pastry mastic. True, it is not so plastic as to mold intricate decorations from it.

Ingredients:

  • 500 g of powdered sugar;
  • 200 g of sweets "Marshmellou";
  • 2 tbsp. l lemon juice.

Cooking:

  1. Pour candy in a glass bowl or in any dish for the microwave and add lemon juice to it.
  2. We set the maximum power of the furnace and send sweets to it for 20 seconds - during this time they should double involume.
  3. We take out the candy and, pouring icing sugar in them, we begin to knead the mastic. First, we mix it in dishes, and then we lay it out on a table dusted with icing sugar and knead the mastic for 15 minutes, as usual dough.

If you do not have a microwave oven, then the mastic can be cooked in a conventional oven over the smallest fire.

Gelatinous mastic

It is more suitable for experienced confectioners, because it is more difficult to make mastic for a cake at home according to this recipe. However, gelatinous mastic turns out to be more plastic and pliable, and decorations made from it are more elegant.

Ingredients:

  • 10 g of gelatin;
  • 500 g of powdered sugar;
  • 50 g of water;
  • lemon juice.

Cooking:

  1. Gelatin pour cold boiled water and leave to swell for 20 minutes. Then in a water bath, we heat it up, stirring it, until complete dissolution.
  2. We remove gelatin from the water bath and, continuing to stir constantly, in small portions add sugar powder to it.
  3. Knead the mass until smooth and add 2-3 drops of lemon juice.
  4. Sprinkle the table with powdered sugar, lay mastic on it and knead it with hands, like regular dough, for 15 minutes.
  5. We divide the mastic into several parts and tint with food dyes.

If the mastic turned out dry and crumbles, then you need to add lemon juice to it. If it, on the contrary, turned out sticky, then we mix in it icing sugar.