I don’t like marzipan but I understand it’s a necessary thing to let you ice Christmas cakes. As my cake is square, I bought blocks of it rather than prerolled stuff (as that is all circular).
Now, the instructions said that I just needed to put icing sugar on the surface on which I’m rolling it out and on the rolling pin. However, my husband rather scoffed and said I really needed to use grease proof paper – and to be honest, he was right. In the end, we got the marzipan on the cake.
First, I put warmed apricot jam on the cake then we put the marzipan on top.
i have to leave it for at least 24 hours before I can ice it.
We had some marzipan left over so we made marzipan stars using my star cutter.