Any child will be delighted with the cake in the form of a train or now super-popular Luntik. But such colorful children's joys - sweets are not so easy to do. You can make something similar from biscuit cakes, the cake will come out delicious. But whether he will look like a cartoon character is another question.
In order for your cake to become a conceived masterpiece, you should use mastic. Mastic is a sweet coating on cakes. Mastic is made from marshmallow and butter.
With the help of mastic, you can decorate pastries, so much so that you get off as a professional pastry chef. Such beauty can be given and consumed on holidays and without. By the way, the purchase of a cake of similar production is expensive. Prices reach 6000 rubles, it all depends on the master, the size and filling of the cake. But who said that you yourself can not create something like that?
How to make mastic at home?
- Chewing Marshmallow - 100 g
- Sugar powder - 400 g
- Butter - 10 g
- Food colorings
- Melt marshmallows with butter.
- Next, slowly enter the icing sugar and do not forget to constantly stir, and then - dyes.
- You will have a sweet clay, from which you will sculpt anything.
After the mastic is ready, you can cover your cake with it. What it will be "in section" is a question of your imagination. You need to know that mastic can be applied to absolutely any cake. But best of all berry and fruit cakes are suitable for mastic. Therefore, choose the stuffing yourself and remember about the fruit.
Mastic for cake: small tricks
- Before applying mastic on the cake, cover it with a cream for a better “grip”.
- The size of the paste should be larger than the size of the cake.
Everything, now you can go to the most important thing - figurines from mastic. It is not so easy. After all, rolling a layer is one thing, and twisting a rose is another.
Figures - it is very simple, if you have stencils. But not all figures can be made using stencils. For example, non-convex hearts, bears, flowers without petals - this is easier than light. But how to make three-dimensional and beautiful elements?
Roses from mastic for cake
Take a glass and cut for one rose 5 circles of mastic. Arrange them in the form of flower petals: so that one closes the other, and then roll it all into a rose. This is a bud. Accordingly, to obtain an open rose, unscrew the petals. The leaves to the flowers are made simple: cut out leaves from mastic circles and draw streaks.
An alternative to roses is carnations. They are also very easy to prepare. Cut 2 mugs out of mastic of different sizes. Make the edges of the circles waves. Next, put one circle on another and make your carnation more like a carnation. And now cut a small star and attach the bottom of the flower, and from it you can already make a small stalk.
All your ideas, or almost everything, can be realized with the help of mastic. Remember the kindergarten: mushrooms, trees, houses with fences, flowers and little men - all this can appear on your cake. Imagine that you sculpt from clay - it is fascinating and tasty. The only advice is: before making the “final version,” it is better to practice at home a couple of times. To damn it was not a lump.
How to store mastic figures?
Finished figures and decorations can be stored in a tightly closed dry box for several months. The mastic itself can be "locked up" in the refrigerator for six weeks, pre-wrapped in foil and 3 layers of cling film.
How to make a cake mastic glossy?
For a more glossy look of mastic, just lubricate it with vodka.
Which cakes are best to decorate with mastic?
As mentioned above, the filling for the cake is better to choose fruit. And it is better that she was a little sour. Cherry, kiwi, lemon - this is what you need. It is better to refuse chocolate and marshmallows.
How to store cakes covered with mastic?
It is best to keep these cakes in the fridge, but not in the freezer. These cakes are stored longer than usual, but do not delay with this. Before serving, it is better to “defrost” the cake: let it stand on the table for half an hour to soften the mastic. Never put a cake with mastic in the freezer: mastic will soften and become like gauze. In such cases, you have to throw it away, all the work down the drain!
Mastic cakes: photo
If you stick to the rules and cook with love - everything will work out for you! Let your children be delighted with Luntik, Batman or little princesses! Give them that feeling!