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. Discover how to cover a round cake with marzipan for a smooth finish before icing. Around 48hrs should do it. Rotate the marzipan after every few rolls – this will prevent it from sticking to the surface. Merry christmas x, Hi there Hello, oh that’s tricky, I wouldn’t like to say for sure. I have been successful due to this detailed and informative guide. I plan to use a thin layer of buttercream for the other sponge tiers! Thanks. This recipe will make approximately 800g marzipan, which will cover one 20cm cake. The traditional coat of almond icing (marzipan) should be put on the cake a week before you want to ice it, to allow its oiliness to dry out. This is particularly essential if you’re planning to wrap a ribbon around it. This is done by making small holes in the top and bottom of the cake with a darning needle, then spooning over teaspoonfuls of brandy to soak in through the holes and permeate the cake. If you are eating the cake within a week or so, you can skip the drying out part if you need to. Want some festive baking inspiration? I made my Christmas fruit cake early November and decided to marzipan it today. Hi Jacqui, Iâm in the process of doing the exact same thing. Butter Cake. Glad i found you. Over time, moisture from the cake will discolour the icing but it should last a week? If it’s a sponge cake (Victoria or chocolate for example) I wouldn’t make it more than about 4-5 days in advance. Be careful here as if you get too enthusiastic you could tear your marzipan. Secondly, a marzipan layer helps to provide a smooth base before the icing goes on and helps to give a professional finish. Lift and drape the sugarpaste over the cake, following the same process as the marzipan. Then, slide the marzipan onto a pizza peel to help support its weight and prevent tearing. Thanks for stopping by =), How about marzipan on a square Christmas cake….. do I have to cut the sides and then join them to the top somehow. Good luck! I always use a 10″ diameter for an 8″ cake, as it makes carrying the cake a bit easier! I think I would just make the top tier 6″ as planned. Nothing strange will happen, as long as you keep the cake in a container. Just wondering when you took your cake out of the freezer and iced it? Using the rolling pin, lift the marzipan and unroll it onto the cake starting at the back. Lift it over the cake and carefully unroll. I donât really want a cake so alcoholic you should avoid driving afterwards so I wanted to find out if I could marzipan it this weekend (4th November) Then put the fondant icing on and decorate the cake on the 1st weekend in December? I only do this once a year so it always good to have a quick refresh! Your email address will not be published. Excellent instruction needed to refresh memory for my daughters wedding cakes . Hi Katy! Â 750g marzipan an 8" cake needs a â¦ Let the marzipan dry. Wrap them in something? Use the palms of your hands to smooth the top of the cake first, then mould the marzipan to the upper edges, working your way down the sides very slowly. Trim off the excess marzipan and give it a final polish with an icing smoother, if you have one. Also should I keep them in an airtight container when done or not? Delia's Almond Icing (Marzipan) recipe. 5. Youâll then know how big to roll out the marzipan. Carefully lift the marzipan and unroll it on top of the cake, make sure there is enough marzipan to cover each side, if not quickly remove and do it again. but personally I would aim to eat the cake within five days of defrosting, so get it iced within that time. Marzipan is quite malleable, so just keep going until the cake is covered. You can also watch how to make Stollen in our Online Cookery School Video below. Not sure if anyone has already posed this , so apologies if I’ve missed something. I normally do it with royal icing but wondering if fondant would be easier. Get the perfect finish on your festive bakes or celebratory cakes. I’d like to know when I should marzipan the fruit cake and ice it with roll out icing. 900g sugarpaste (roll-out or fondant icing) in your choice of colour. Whether you’ve been feeding your Christmas cake for several months or you baked it just a few days ago, you’ve probably got an idea in mind of what the finished cake will look like. I have a choc mud cake ganached in the freezer. Gradually add the egg whites whilst stirring with a wooden spoon until a stiff paste is formed (you may not need all the egg) When the cake is evenly covered, very gently press a finger along the bottom edge of the cake, to get a clean definition between the cake and the board. Advice please . Homemade almond icing is superior to the ready-made, so Iâve included it here if you have time to make it. Are you able to confirm this for me. Don’t worry too much about imperfections as you’ll be covering it with icing anyway. Be extra careful to avoid catching your fingernails on the icing! Hi Julie, I don’t know what Jacqui did in the end (hopefully she’ll reply to you in time!) Trim off any excess marzipan with a knife and firm down the edge of the marzipan. You can run the polisher around the edges to smooth any rough looking bits until you are happy with it. A friend has asked me to make a fruit Christmas cake for her & her husband and he REALLY doesn’t like marzipan at all (to the point where he didn’t get to eat any of their wedding cake as their baker had put marzipan on the sponge cake) ~ is there any alternative to using marzipan? (And if the cake doesn’t contain any alcohol at all, I’m afraid I’m not sure how long it will keep as I don’t have experience of storing non-alcoholic fruit cakes). ðð§¡ð Recipe on my, PB&J Cupcakes ð New on the blog this week! Hi there, I used honey instead of apricot jam and Iâm worried itâll come off with the icing when I cut into the cake. Hope all went well for you! To cover a Christmas cake with shop-bought fondant icing, it's exactly the same technique used for one sheet of marzipan above. This amount will cover the cake and the surrounding cake board for a professional finish. Marzipan spacers are fantastic for rolling a totally even thickness. Next day brush some vodka on the marzipan to a help adhere the icing. Use the palms of your hands to smooth the top of the cake first, then mould the marzipan to the upper edges, working your way down the sides very slowly. Sadly I think that this Christmas cake may well end up being an ‘End of Covid (!! Will it all dry out together over the next days until Christmas day? You don’t want bumpy icing now, do you? Place the cake on an appropriately sized cake cardboard. Warm the jam for a few seconds in the microwave until it is runny enough to spread evenly, but not too thickly, over the top and sides of the cake. As it comes away, run the angled polisher along the edge to continue the process until all the excess paste is removed. Level the top of the cake using a serrated knife, if needed. It is helpful to remove any rings etc that might catch on the icing. For easier decorating place you cake on a board 2"-3" larger than your cake e.g. For longer storage I would use something simple like a cake tin. Marzipan and sugarpaste quantities 26th Aug 2012 These are the amounts of marzipan and or sugarpaste you will need to cover one cake, if you are covering more than one then you will need less than the amounts for each cake added together, as you will be able to reuse the trimmings. Use the palms of your hands again to mould the sugarpaste to the cake and board (if desired). Firstly, aÂ marzipan layer, allowed to dry for a couple of days, will seal the cake properly before applying the roll out icing (sugarpaste). This will give you a flat surface to decorate. Remove the backing tape. Brush the cake with the rest of the jam so the marzipan will stick, and leave for a few minutes to set. Do not put it in an airtight container. How do I store them pre presenting and post icing? Will cover a 9â (23cm) round cake or 8â square cake. From Northern Ireland, Yay! Keep it wrapped in a plastic bag, so it can be used for another cake. Drape the marzipan over the cake, and (starting at the top of the corners) use the palms of your hands to very gently and slowly mould the marzipan into position. Thank you. Take your rolling pin and fold the marzipan over it, then lift the marzipan and roll it over the top of the cake. You can learn how to cover a cake â¦ Also, I had never understood the reasoning behind using marzipan……I just know that it always featured from my childhood days. This sweet almond paste provides a delicious middle layer in fruit cakes, and locks in moisture as well as creating a flat, smooth surface to decorate with icing. Try soaking a pinch of saffron in a tablespoon of water and mixing this into your marzipan for an attractive yellow colour. Level the top of the cake using a serrated knife, if needed. Marzipan recipe. When the marzipan has dried out, lightly knead the sugarpaste and roll out (to a 0.5cm thickness) on a surface dusted with icing sugar. Glad you found it useful! Roll out 500g of marzipan on a surface liberally dusted with icing sugar â whenever you are working with fruitcake and marzipan, you will need to use icing sugar rather than cornflour. The most common shape for marzipan is the marzipan loaf, especially at Christmas time. I’m very pleased with the end result because the instructions are much more than how but also why. Combine the flour and baking powder and stir into butter mixture. Should I take it off and start again with apricot jam or do you think itâll be ok? I just use the same method as a round cake, but you do have to be a bit more careful because of the corners. Turn it over and stick it down to the cake board. The cake in the pictures is my Cherry Brandy Christmas Cake. Use a dampened piece of kitchen towel to tidy up and remove any remaining bits of sugarpaste from the edge of the board. Can you tell me how I should store my xmas cake after I marzipan it and ice it with home made royal icing, the cake has been fed with brandy. If you have an excess ‘fold’ of marzipan along a side, you can slice it and re-join, using a little water. I would keep them in an airtight tub after the icing has had a chance to set. Brush the marzipan surface with a little cooled boiled water to help the icing stick. Marzipan is a light, candy-like mixture made by mixing finely-ground almonds with sugar, corn syrup and egg whites. Do I need to leave the marzipan to dry or can I wrap the cake up again before I ice it in a weeks time. Marzipan â Uncooked Method. Will cover in homemade fondant icing soon. Smooth the marzipan into place with your hands and a fondant smoothing tool, going from the centre out to the edges. A one-egg mix makes 375g, so you will probably have too much, in which case use the surplus to stuff dates or make some Stollen, see recipe below. It is often used in cake fillings. Londoner, vegan and Mum to Honey, my 9-year-old cookie tester. 9. Katy x, Hi great info above. Marzipan spacers* Place the circle of marzipan on the cake and gently firm it down making it as flat as possible. I tend to feed mine on a weekly (sometime fortnightly if I forget!) In addition, you can also wrap ribbon around the bottom of the cake if you like – obviously do not actually stick it to the cake! Roll the marzipan out to about 1/4â³ thick. I have frozen the sponge cake. Apply the Marzipan: Stand the cake on a cake board or cutting board and lightly dust with sifted confectioners' sugar. How long are you storing the cake for? Ingredients: 370g ground almonds ; 185g caster sugar 185g icing sugar; 1 large free-range egg; 1 tsp vanilla extract; 2 drops almond extract; 2 tbsp brandy; Juice of a small lemon; 1. How far in advance can I do this please? The corners – top to bottom – are the most important parts. Katy, A Step-By-Step Guide To Perfect Shortcrust Pastry, Applying Marzipan & Icing To A Cake: A Step-By-Step Guide, Adapting Meat Recipes â A Beginnerâs Guide. Lift â¦ (Let it come to room temperature before icing). Lift the marzipan over the cake and press it down on the top first, and then on the sides, easing in the fullness at the corners if covering a square cake. I used Dr Oetker marzipan and icing which comes in a 37cm diameter disc. Hi Jacqui, regarding the fruit cake, it depends on whether you are feeding it. Place the cake, preferably overnight, in a cardboard cake box and place in a cool environment. See our collection of Christmas cake recipesÂ and watch our video on how to ice a cake. Regarding the sponge cake, personally I would always prefer to apply marzipan before icing as ultimately it gives a much smoother finish. Other than that, we also use it in a lot of cake and cookie recipes as an ingredient, like Poppyseed Cake â¦ coming up soon. (Do not use flour or cornflour). x. Hello, I see there have been no further comments since December 2018 and it’s now December 2019. Many thanks. Your email address will not be published. Use the string to check the marzipan is wide enough. This will help it stick. Make sure the marzipan is big enough to cover each side of the cake. Required fields are marked *, Iâm Katy. Small, quick movements is best for gently easing the paste into place. Brush a little (cooled) boiled water over the marzipan and also the exposed board. Cover with the second layer of cake and use the remaining whipped cream to frost the top and sides of the cake. Hope this helps – Katy. You now have a smooth surface to work on! Hello, yes it’s best to let the marzipan dry out before icing it. Ingredients Method. You will know when the marzipan has dried out – it will actually feel drier to the touch, almost as though the lightest crust has formed. Position the pizza peel over the cake, then slide the marzipan into position. Don’t forget to lightly press the icing to the board, too. Smooth down the top of the marzipan on the cake with the smoother. Add the lemon juice. x, Excellent guide and easy to follow, thank you ð, You’re very welcome! (If you don’t want to ice the board, then obviously don’t wet it!) Gently slide your hands under the marzipan and lift it on the the cake. What Is Marzipan, Anyway? I would then apply marzipan and allow it to dry out for several days before putting on the icing. Mix with a few strokes as possible. Thank you John, I’m glad you found it useful! Use the flats of your hands to smooth the marzipan into place. Marzipan is combined with sugar and smoother and is often made into candy because of its sweetness. I’m not overly excited by marzipan but the instructions sensibly provided the need for it. Working fairly quickly, use the palms of your hands to smooth the marzipan down, taking care not to create any creases. Itâs all I want on th, I am super-duper happy to tell you that one of my, Pumpkin pie - what else? Marzipan is a versatile and attractive cake topping. Dust a work surface with icing sugar and roll out a generous amount of marzipan to the thickness of a pound coin (there should be plenty of overhang). However lots of people can’t stand marzipan so it’s worth checking before using it! Hi Christine, buns won’t keep for more than a few days as they dry out quite quickly. This is to make the sugarpaste stick. Thank you for your lovely feedback. Double sided sticky tape and ribbon (1.5cm width) to cover the edge of the board (optional). First, make our basic vanilla marzipan, or use a shop-bought version if you are short on time. Hope this helps, good luck with the Christening cake! Happy Christmas to you and yours! I love marzipan so I’m afraid I haven’t tried doing this myself! All images and text Â© 2014-2020 Oat Milk & Cookies // Baking With Honey. Ease it down the sides, smooth the surface, and trim any excess marzipan from the base with a sharp knife. Now, if you are icing the board, you will need to remove the excess paste. This is an image 3 of 5. Pastry brush Hello! Trim the excess marzipan from around the base of the cake. )’ cake (when ever that will be…) since we can’t get to see each other! It is covered with dark chocolate and we really treat it like a loaf of bread. Our easy video demonstrates how to apply a layer of marzipan over a round sponge after brushing with apricot jam. Glad you’ve found the guide useful. Don't make it over wet, just enough so the icing sticks. But if you’re eating it in a few days’ time it probably wouldn’t matter. This will also help settle any movement in the cake. Subscription offer: Save 32% and receive a three-tier steamer worth Â£44.99. We cut slices of that loaf and enjoy it slice by slice. Brush the plate or cake board with a little of the apricot jam where you want to place the cake. Roll out evenly until a little larger than the top of the cake and cut out a round about 1/2 inch larger than the top of the cake. Roll 2 1/2 pounds/1.25 kg marzipan evenly into a circle large enough to cover the top and sides of the cake. Itâs sure to be a hit at any gathering, and you can easily decorate it for a special occasion. A thick cake board. Use your beautiful hands or a fondant smoother to smooth the top of the cake, do this quickly, or the rest of the marzipan could break off. Take half the remaining marzipan and roll it out into a long strip about 3/4 cm (1/4 inch) thick. All the best! Mine is for my Grandaughters Christening. The ‘join’ should be at the back of the cake, and you can cut another littleÂ strip of tape to stick down the overlapping ribbon. When you are happy with the icing, use a polisher (or the palms of your hands) to bring out a natural sheen on the icing. Some say it originated in Persia, but others claim it came from Germany, Spain, Italy or France. Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Royal icing sets hard and preserves the cake underneath for a long time – the only thing you really need to be concerned about is keeping the dust off. She doesn’t just want marzipan on the cake as it dries out. However, as baking has many variables, including slightly different oven temperatures, donât worry if yours doesnât behave! To cover in ready-to-roll icing start by â¦ Also should I marzipan the sponge cake before applying fondant icing. The marzipan layer is rolled to a thickness of 0.5cm so it would add approx 1cm to the overall diameter of the cake, which shouldn’t really be too noticeable. Icing smoothers/polishers* Then, starting at the back of the cake, firmly press the ribbon to the sticky tape. Place your cake on a silicon mold. If you’re not feeding the cake, I would be inclined to marzipan and ice it immediately as it will be far more likely to dry out without the extra moisture provided by the alcohol. Mini, Enchiladas always hit the spotðð» Served with, Sourdough pizza from Franco Manca is my absolute f, Ignore the weather - you know youâre starting to, A vanity project if ever there was one ð If you use a cake recipe thatâs specifically designed for decorating, as well as the correct tin size, the cake will ideally be level and wonât need trimming. Assuming the cake contains alcohol, once it is ‘sealed’ with marzipan and icing it will keep for months. Bring the apricot jam to the boil with a splash of water, then strain through a sieve so itâs smooth and lump-free. Marzipan is quite malleable, so just keep going until the cake is covered. You’re very welcome and I hope you enjoyed your Christmas too. Incidentally, for the ‘smoothness’ aspect alone, I would always use marzipan beneath sugarpaste when making a non-fruit celebration cake, too – unless otherwise instructed. The clingfilm peels off the marzipan (or vice versa) so you get a smooth surface. It should hopefully dry out a little if you take a break from feeding it. Use marzipan spacers to ensure an even thickness and a non-stick rolling pin for sanity. If you’ve found this guide useful, please do let me know in the comments below! I trust Hamish enjoyed a slice of his Nana’s Christmas cake! Iâve managed to get to the icing stage, great instructions … phewww first ever Xmas cakes, Iâve made four as gifts. I place mine in a cardboard box so that the air can circulate, but the cake is still protected from dust etc. My cake wasnât perfectly flat on top, but hey, Iâm a home cook and I canât stand the thought of cutting the top of the cake â¦ Today is 5th December. Hi Margaret, I’m so sorry your comment got lost in space… I hope your cake was ok in the end. Pick up the marzipan by rolling the pin underneath the marzipan sheet and slowly lift over the cake, adding from one side to the next. If the original ‘top’ surface of your cake is quite bumpy, carefully turn it over it over so that the bottom is facing upwards. Thanks, Lynn ð I buy cardboard cake boxes which can be used to store and present the cakes. Use a piece of string to measure the top and sides of the cake, then cut the string to the length youâve measured. Merry Christmas! Trim away any excess marzipan. I love developing and sharing new recipes – sweet, savoury and all deliciously vegan (older recipes are vegetarian.) I found your guide really iseful as this is my first ever baking and icing a xmas cake. Thanks for stopping by! I have read that fondant icing should only be used up to a week in advance or it goes strange. Hope your cakes all turned out beautifully â¤ï¸. A rolling pin I’m so glad you found the guide helpful and I really appreciate the feedback! Smooth down with smoothers in the usual way. Covering a cake with fondant is very similar to covering a cake with fondant apart from the fact that you now have an even cake and you do not have to fill in any holes. Covering a Christmas cake with icing. As long as you let the marzipan dry out for a few days after putting it on the cake, you can apply the sugarpaste/fondant well in advance. I do know that the sugar content is important when choosing a jam (ie the higher the better) so I would think honey – although unconventional – might well be ok. This will give you a flat surface to decorate. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this siteâs author and owner is strictly prohibited. Any advice would be great thanks. Gently smooth the top and sides using the palm of the hand. I’m worried it will stick to the marzipan and be hard to remove when she cuts up the cake? Step 3. Adding the seeds of a vanilla pod enhances the â¦ If it’s a fruit cake (fed with alcohol and marzipanned first), in my experience it would last for several months once iced. Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of ground almonds and some sweetener, usually sugar or honey. Home-made marzipan takes a little longer to dry out than shop-bought marzipan. Hope this helps! Marzipan vs Fondant. This is for two reasons. I know many people are averse to marzipan (for reasons completely unfathomable to me! Let me know what you decide to do! When I get to cover the cake, I may well try the double layer of sugarpaste, my mum doesn’t like icing but loves marzipan, would the fondant peel off easily from the marzipan. Thanks for your help. Thankyou for your reply. My apologies. Hi Hilary, if you’re icing the cake close to the time it’ll be eaten (no more than a week in advance) you might be able get away with not using marzipan. How do you apply marzipan to a cake? Youve andwered my question on how to store the cake after marzipan put on it and then the icing. Merry Christmas! I am going to ice some buns with glace icing for a party and put some heart sprinkles on top. I was reading a recipe through for the royal icing and the instructions said that after placing the marzipan on, to brush on any leftover jam then place the royal icing on. – Katy, Hi I made daughters wedding cake a month ago its rich fruit been feeding every week with brandy today notice its a bit tacky have left it uncovered for wee while any thing else i could do was to marizapan it in couple of weeks wedding is end of december a, Hi Adeline, it’s probably just a bit too moist from the brandy, I would leave it for a week (keep it covered though) and check it again. Most celebration cakes have a base which begins like this, and from here you can go wherever your imagination will take you! Before we dive into how to make it, you may be wondering what marzipan is. Many thanks x. Hi Tanya, it depends what type of cake it is. *Not essential, but inexpensive and very helpful to have. Please enjoy – and let me know how they turn out for you! I made my first traditional Xmas cake and used this guide to add the marzipan and icing. Give the marzipan a brush over with some boiled water to give the icing a âkeyâ to stick to, then just flop the icing over the cake, again smoothing it down as before. Use icing smoothers for a professional finish, and pop any air â¦ Remember to use dowel supports, fruit cakes can be so heavy! Best of luck ð, Hello Katy ð Thank you so much for these excellent instructions! Gently drape the marzipan over the cake using one hand to gently pull the marzipan away from the cake and the other to smooth it down the side. Good luck and Merry Christmas! I have been feeding the fruit cake with alcohol as well as giving the fruit a very good soaking in it before I baked it. 6. I usually just remove it before eating a slice of cake – it can be tricky to peel it cleanly away from the marzipan, but it’s easy enough to slice it off with a knife, leaving the marzipan mostly intact. I’ve never considered freezing a cake containing ganache, perhaps you could report back and let us know if the consistency etc remains stable after defrosting? Like her, I love marzipan but I don’t really like icing. Turn it over and stick it down to the cake board. Lightly knead the marzipan and place on a surface dusted with plenty icing sugar. If you leave it uncovered for prolonged periods the sugarpaste just go a bit hard that’s all. Vanilla Butter Cake may seem simple, but adding a marzipan buttercream makes it special (and tastier than any vanilla-flavored baked good). Then, follow the below instructions for how to roll out the correct amount of marzipan and apply it over the cake for a neat finish. 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