I am new to cake central and need some advice! I am a fondant cake maker and have recieved and order for a cake covered in marzipan. I have never covered a cake in marzipan before.
I would prefer to buy it but I can't seem to find it I have found a few rollout marzipans on google but I don't know anything about them and what kind is good? If it can't be bought does anyone have any good recipes?
Any advice much aprichiated!
Marzipan is not generally used as a finish covering on cakes--not even on fruitcakes, and certainly not on dessert cakes. It's pretty heavy & oily.
With fruitcakes, it's used as rolled out panels to cover up the imperfections from fruits & nuts on the surface of the cake. After that, the cake is covered in either royal icing with some glycerine added to make it easier to cut, or fondant/sugarpaste.
Colette Peters makes what she calls "marzifon", where she kneads together marzipan and fondant. It makes a nice, pliable covering that is ivory.
I have found marzipan in my local Shop Rite. It is sold in a tube like cookie dough and found in the baking aisle. I don't know anything about the quality. This may not help if your cake is large, but it may give you a chance to work with it to see what you can do.
Last time I needed a large amount of marzipan, I ordered a 5 lb block of it from this website. It was a lot cheaper per weight than buying the tubes of it at the grocery store.
Amazon also carries this brand, but last time I checked the shipping was more expensive there. Good place to check reviews though.
i used it on a sneaker cake -- it was the perfect texture for a converse shoe -- it takes color really well -- it perfectly molded onto what i wanted -- i bought almond paste -- which as you probably know comes in the same kind of little sausage tubes like marzipan then i added whatever it was to make it into marzipan -- was a breeze -- i used the recipe in the margaret braun cakewalk book -- i can post it if you want -- i will paraphrase the instructions so as not to bust any copyrights -- just lemme know
Just wanted to add there is a delicious cake in the UK covered in marzipan - Battenberg! I enjoy the taste of marzipan over fondant, as do my family. Must be a cultural thing. :)