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asked November 12th 2012

Fruit cake ingredients

Hi, Can i please get the Ingredients details as i want to try it out. Can it only be covered with marzipan and decorated with marzipan and not with fondant?
Thanks,
Annie

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Hi, Can i please get the Ingredients details as i want to try it out. Can it only be covered with marzipan and decorated with marzipan and not with fondant?
Thanks,
Annie

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Hi all,

Apologies for the delay, the ingredients and the recipe for you to follow has now been added to the course.

Thanks,

Matt

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HI Annie,

Sorry about the delay with this but we should have them on in the next few hours.

Kind regards

Paul Doffman
Customer Support

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Thanks

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Hi Annie,

A fruit cake (Christmas) is usually decorated with a layer of marzipan and then a layer of fondant. However, you can cover it in whatever you like, bearing in mind that marzipan needs a little jam to make it stick to the cake so if you wanted to just put fondant on without anything under you may need a little jam to help it stick. I hope I answered your question and please let us all know what you did and if it worked for you. My daughter does not like fondant either and she just uses white marzipan on her cake and it looks great. x

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Hi Annie

As Jgibb says you can decorate your fruit cake in any way you want to, here’s a little tip from me as well. For a smooth finish to your marzipan decorated cake, plug any biggish holes in the cake with small balls of marzipan and smooth out as much as possible. Level the cake to the board by plugging any gaps with thin marzipan sausages, smooth so the bottom is even. Brush the cake with boiled apricot jam, roll out a thin layer of marzipan as a base covering then roll out a thicker layer for the finishing layer. Smooth the marzipan all round with a cake smoother and decorate then enjoy your handy work! x ps brush the first layer of marzipan with some vodka to help adhere the top layer.