When To Decorate My Rich Fruit Cake.?

Decorating By sapphirecupcake Updated 3 Dec 2014 , 11:59am by remnant3333

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sapphirecupcake Posted 1 Dec 2014 , 1:52pm
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ASo, about a month ago, I made a rich fruit cake for Christmas. Every week I have lightly fed it more brandy. When is the best time to marzipan it then cover it in fondant? (Mums request)

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Dayti Posted 1 Dec 2014 , 11:06pm
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Depends when you want to eat it. If you want it ready for Christmas Day, I would put the fondant on on Christmas Eve. To do that, you would want to put the marzipan on 2 days before, on the 22nd. The marzipan needs to dry out a little before applying the fondant.

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Mimimakescakes Posted 3 Dec 2014 , 4:22am
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I'd do it anytime from now. I have already done some ready for Christmas. 

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cazza1 Posted 3 Dec 2014 , 10:04am
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I also have mine done already.  Once the icing is on I can puddle over the decorations.

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remnant3333 Posted 3 Dec 2014 , 11:57am
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I make fruit cake every year.  I have never put marzipan on it, though I have seen many people doing it. I keep it covered tightly in foil. The longer it sits, the moister and better it begins to taste.  When I make mine I soak the fruit in juice from real oranges overnight which makes my cake very moist. I do add some of my flour to the fruit and add nuts at the time right before baking it which makes fruit evenly distribute all over cake. I have never thought about soaking it with brandy. I will have to try that one of these days!!


I do love a good fruitcake with a cup of coffee in mornings.  I have never thought about decorating a fruit cake before. I always make them every year for a few people who love fruitcake during Christmas. 

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