Urgent Advice Needed Please

Decorating By pinkjacs Updated 9 Aug 2011 , 7:21pm by pinkjacs

pinkjacs Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 6:39pm
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ok silly question perhaps but I am about to decorate my first rich fruit cake....the marzipan is on and dried.....what goes between the marzipan and the fondant???

many thanks

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Lcubed82 Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 6:57pm
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I googled, and found one recipe that says to brush the marzipan lightly with water, which will "glue" the fondant on. Another recipe says egg whites.

pinkjacs Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 7:06pm
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thank you I had wondered about water icon_smile.gif

thanks for replying icon_smile.gif

ycknits Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 7:10pm
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I don't like using water.... have actually had liquid ooze out of bottom of cake from beneath fondant, even with a very light brushing with water. I prefer to use thinned down ( and sieved) apricot jam.... or slightly thinned corn syrup in a pinch. I've also heard that some folks used a little piping gel.

Just what works best for me icon_smile.gif

AliBakes6167 Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 7:10pm
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Hi! Traditionally it's an apricot glaze (using jam)

pinkjacs Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 7:21pm
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thank you icon_smile.gif will let you all know how I get on icon_smile.gif

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