Help Me Evade Marzipan Disaster

Decorating By einmana Updated 27 Aug 2015 , 3:32pm by einmana

einmana Posted 25 Aug 2015 , 5:42pm
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My client asked for a toy shaped cake like this: http://vaiku-galerija.lt/image/cache/data/zaislai/stumdukas%20bite%2025-500x500.jpg But she doesn't want it covered in fondant and asked for marzipan instead. I've never covered cake with marzipan, so I'm not sure if I would be able to pull off such a difficult shape, if it's at all possible. Does anyone have experience with marzipan and could give me some advise? Really freaking out here, help me please :DD

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maybenot Posted 26 Aug 2015 , 3:58am
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Marzipan isn't used as a stretchable, finish icing for cakes.  It's usually used to cover the bumps in a fruitcake and then, it's rolled out into thick slabs and applied in sheets, in sections.  Other than that, it's used to model figures.  It has no inherent stretch.

I do know that it can be combined with rolled fondant to make a nice stretchable covering.

imagenthatnj Posted 26 Aug 2015 , 6:47pm
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What maybenot said. It doesn't stretch. Especially with that kind of sculpted cake, you'll have big problems.

einmana Posted 27 Aug 2015 , 3:32pm
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Thank you so much! You really saved me from a headache and wrong decisions :)

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