Christmas Cake – marzipan

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).

Here it is
Here it is

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.

It's a bit lumpy
It’s a bit lumpy

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.

My son liked this job
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Marzipan stars
Marzipan stars

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