Can You Use Smb Under Marzipan Then Cover With Fondant?

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DLSweetTreats Posted 5 Oct 2012 , 6:54am
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Now i am making a marbled 8" cake filled with choc ganache and i was wondering whether i could then cover the cake in a buttercream then in marzipan so there is a very flat level surface under the fondant - the couple want buttercream as well as ganache but covered in white fondant with lace trimming....



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hieperdepiep Posted 5 Oct 2012 , 8:09am
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I use Marzipan all the time as the final finish and underneath an (I)MBC frosting, so yes you can!
It does can get heavy/sweet with 2 layers of covering.. but I've heard it is more commonly done in the UK.

Refrigderated MBC can be made for a flat surface as well, but that takes some more technique. Ganache can even be made more flat.

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BlakesCakes Posted 5 Oct 2012 , 9:46am
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Marzipan is usually used on heavy cakes, like fruit cakes, to even out the bumps from nuts, raisins, etc. before covering with fondant.

I personally don't think that it will go well with buttercream AND fondant AND ganache. I think the ratio of "covering" to cake will be too high and I think there will be too many icing flavors going on--the cake will get lost.

Proper smoothing of the BC will negate the need for the marzipan.


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KoryAK Posted 5 Oct 2012 , 6:21pm
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BlakesCakes is right. It will *work* but holy hell that's a lot of icings.

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