/ Marzipan - how do you do yours
Usually made from scratch and in the middle of stollen. I don't have to worry about how to drape it.
In the end I went for the two piece method. I think the one piece is just about saving time.
A rectangle - dimensions twice the height of the cake and half the circumference; cut in halves to make 2 rectangles the same height as the cake. Smear sides of cake with apricot jam and attach the rectangles butt joining the edges so no bulges. Roll remaining marzipan into a crcle the size of the top so it goes over the side marzipan. Spread top with jam and smooth on top piece.
I used to make my cake in the last week of October, then feed it with rum and/or scotch every couple of days until the end of November, then marzipan it, let it dry a week or so then ice it!!! Enjoy!!
whatever you do it will taste the same so why worry.
The best way is to just eat the marzipan and to hell with the cake...
> The best way is to just eat the marzipan and to hell with the cake...
You are Mrs jackson and I claim my £5.
You might have forced me to go to the shop and buy some for that purpose now. Not fair.
I mistakenly read this thread title as "Marzipan - not fit for purpose" (it's next to the Kindle thread at the moment!)
If you were to eat too much of it, you might not be fit for purpose (or you might be too fat for purpose), it's incredibly fattening. ISTR about 1200 calories in a block of it.
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