However, how much marzipan to buy is often asked. post #4 of 26 Then use clear alcohol to apply on the marzipan and cover it with fondant. . Leave the Christmas cake covered in marzipan in a cool, dry place. HTH. CAKE Chop all fruit, place in large basin, add rum, brandy or sherry, cover, stand few hours or overnight. The amounts give a good coverage which will keep the cake moist and also make it easy to cover … Royal icing is not used to cover .Find and save ideas about Royal icing cakes on Pinterest. and is the primary glue used between a layer of fondant and cake. Take a length of greaseproof paper, wrap it around the cake and cut to size. Get it to stick but don't rub too much. Therefore I have provided a quick guide to the quantities required when using marzipan or fondant icing. Then a layer of marzipan to seal the cake and stop the colour seeping through into the white icing. 0. round cake tin or 19cm (7½ in.) Some people bake on Boxing day for the following year. Fruit cakes should be baked at least three months in advance to allow time for maturing. Trim to the height of the top of the marzipan covering. Hi Jean28. cake with Marzipan & Fondant - How to decorate a fruit cake tutorial It also acts as extra protection from deterioration if you are storing the cake for long periods (as in the old tradition of saving a tier of the wedding cake for a christening cake). rainbow_kisses Posted 19 Oct 2009 , 9:18pm. Marzipan is an almond-flavored candy paste that can be used like chocolate plastic or fondant to produce smooth, beautifully covered cakes. Butter Cake. or 20cm (8 in.) Place the cake upside down onto the marzipan and trim the marzipan to size. Allow it to dry for at least 24 hours before covering with fondant icing, and at least two days before covering with royal icing. Use a thinned apricot jam to brush on cake then apply layer of marzipan/almond paste. It’s sure to be a hit at any gathering, and you can easily decorate it for a special occasion. Vanilla Butter Cake may seem simple, but adding a marzipan buttercream makes it special (and tastier than any vanilla-flavored baked good). Covering a Christmas cake with icing. Molly Yeh is the mastermind behind this sweet treat and her blog provides extra photos and a video to watch as you embark on your baking adventure. Usually if you are going to use fondant to cover a christmas cake you can roll out a thick layer of marzipan or almond paste to cover the cake. This Rolled Marzipan recipe produces a soft, supple marzipan that is perfect for covering cakes. www.thedomesticfront.com/fruitcake-part-ii-making-it-pretty This acts as a sealant and helps the marzipan to stick. link. Hi, like prterrell mentioned above, use apricot glaze/preserve on the fruit cake and cover it with marzipan. Home-made marzipan takes a little longer to dry out than shop-bought marzipan. Place on a cake drum. 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