I have a recipe of fruitcake that asks for almond paste. You bake the fruitcake, age it and when it is time to serve it, roll almond paste out with the help of a rolling pin, cut it the size of the cake, place on top of it and ice it with royal icing or something like that. The problem is I only find canned almond paste and it is gooey and can't be rolled out with a pin. Does anyone know a brand of almond paste that can be rolled out? Thank you for your help!
AMaybe they meant marzipan?
That is what I thought--sorry about my ignorance, but English is not my mother tongue, so sometimes I get really confused.. Nevertheless, I am not sure what marzipan to buy, since I've never tried it in the US. Any suggestion?
ANo problem, not ignorance on your part at all! Just different products with the same name :) I'm afraid I can't help with telling you a brand of marzipan in the US as I live in the UK. One tip I have is though is if you do royal ice the cake, it is best to leave the marzipan to 'set' for a day or two before adding the royal icing. This prevents the oils in the almonds from leaking through and staining the royal icing. Good luck - traditional fruit cake is my favourite, we eat it here at Christmas! :D
Thank you so much for your help! I had no idea marzipan could "leak"! Leaving and learning--which is wonderful!