I have been making some christmas cakes for a few friends as gifts however a few say they would like them without marzipan and just with fondent on, i'm worried that if i cover a fruit cake without marzipan the colour of the fruit cake will come through the fondent and ruin the look, therfore how do i make sure this doesn't happen and do many of you get requests to decorate fruit cakes without using marzipan?
Hi Melanie, I don't like marzipan either & If I don't use marzipan, I just put a nice layer of slightly warmed apricot jam on the cake, leave it stand for a while & then cover with fondant, make the fondant thicker that normal. Hope that helps.
I have stopped using marzipan altogether for that very reason. I too use apricot jam and either slightly thicker fondant, or have also found that double layering fondant works well too. You end up with a thicker covering, but everyone I have done this for has liked the taste of fondant and don't mind it being that little bit thicker.
great thank you, i just wanted to check it would be ok to put a thicker layer of fondent straight on top before i did it, thanx so much