have a problem have just used the instant mix of squires kitchen mexican paste i followed instructions for 250 g bag added 30mls of water mixed but not sure after that by what instructions mean they say. it will need to stand for several hours. place in polythene bag. does that mean let stand in bowl for several hours uncovered or in polythene bag tried putting in bag but its stuck all over it cant c how i goin to get it into one piece! Help please. was hopin to make a shoe with it today! thanks for all ur help in advance.
Go on line and google mexican paste mixing instructions. If that doesn't help, call the Squires customer service and ask them. Betcha won't start a project again without reading and making sure you understand all the instructions!
Here are some instructions for making Mexican Paste.
thanks for that info dsilvest it was a great help. minicuppie you are right about making sure i have my info before i start in future! anyway it turned out alright have it coloured and will be able to try my shoe tomo. thanks
this mexican paste is like fondant or gumpaste
tragacanth is like gumtex or tylose lol thank you for your help
you have to knead it really well until all the ingredients are well mixed and it is smooth and pliable Then wrap well in poly bags, excluding the air, and leave to rest for about 12 hours - not in the fridge, it shoud be really hard - then take off small pieces, knead well, wrap into individual portions and freeze until required