How to Marzipan & Ice a Christmas Cake
This is a British classic - a boozy cake, matured over 12 weeks. Learn how to marzipan and ice the Christmas cake once you have baked it with this step-by-step recipe.
Cuisine: British
  • 4 tbsp apricot jam
  • 1 pound Marzipan
  • 1 pound white ready-roll icing
  • Nuts or Christmas decorations to decorate
  1. Heat two tablespoons of apricot jam in a saucepan or in the microwave, on a low heat, until liquid.
  2. Using a pastry brush, brush the jam over the top and sides of your cake.
  3. Roll out your marzipan to a thickness of about 6mm.
  4. Cover your cake. Let the marzipan dry by leaving the cake to sit out for 24 hours.
  5. The next day, roll out your icing to about 6mm thick. Using a butter knife, cut a shape the same diameter as your cake. Life using your knife, and gently cover your cake.
  6. Decorate as desired.
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