Marzipan Frosting? Never Heard Of It.

Decorating By zinger60 Updated 3 Aug 2011 , 5:55pm by pusskin

zinger60 Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 5:19pm
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I was asked to do a wedding cake and in the email, the woman said she wanted a simple but elegant cake with marzipan frosting. Could she have meant fondant? I have never heard of using marzipan as a frosting.

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mimido Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 5:34pm
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Zinger60, I've never heard of it either , but if you Google marzipan frosting you can find lots of recipes. Looks alot like fomdant.

Ellie1985 Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 5:38pm
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In Europe they roll out marzipan and cover cakes with it like we do with fondant. Or she might have meant almond flavored frosting since marzipan is almond flavored.

TexasSugar Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 5:39pm
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Marzipan is often used to cover fruit cakes before the fondant layer goes on. It's almond paste mixed in with things.

It isn't commonly used in the US though.

CatzCreationz Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 5:41pm
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Marzipan isn't a frosting, it's a paste. An almond paste to be specific. Some people cover cakes with it but it's much more expensive than fondant. It's made with ground up almonds and sugar, you can buy it store bought but it comes in small amounts. I use it for figurines like gumpaste animals but they take longer to harden. If you wanted to make an frosting, I would make an almond frosting, you can add a bit of marzipan to a buttercream to get a similar flavour. But otherwise I would add almond extract to the frosting that you are using. I hope this helps. Good luck! icon_smile.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 5:47pm
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If you're in the US and getting an email like that, is it possible it's a scam email? Something like the "Happy Marriage Life" scam but different wording? And the scammer doesn't realize that marzipan is not commonly used here?

If it's a legit request, check the price of marzipan before you quote her. And you'll want to do fondant over the marzipan to make it look right. Marzipan tastes good but a little bitty tube at the grocery store is about seven dollars. Enough to cover a cake would get pretty pricey.

pusskin Posted 3 Aug 2011 , 5:55pm
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You need to check what she means by marzipan frosting. I suspect she has come across something like the one on the Odense website and wants something similar.

Yours aye
Puss

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