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Alternative to marzipan for Christmas cake?

(4 Posts)
123barley Sun 25-Nov-12 22:33:20

Hi my DS has a nut allergy-peanuts and almonds-so as title says I'm looking for any suggestions about an alternative to marzipan for the cake. And also any recommendations for a nut free christmas pudding? DS was only diagnosed this year so it is all still quite new to us....thanks for the advice!

eragon Sun 25-Nov-12 22:47:25

i just melt some apricot jam and then add icing on top. helps that we all hate marzipan.

MaryDownton Mon 26-Nov-12 09:47:36

My husband and daughter hate marzipan. Last time I just did two layers of rolled icing with the apricot jam. Think it stops the darker colours seeping through from the cake. Very popular.

CMOTDibbler Mon 26-Nov-12 09:53:44

If you ice it with roll out the day before, it'll be fine with no marzipan - its primary role is to stop oils seeping through.

For Christmas pudding, its easy to make your own, and much tastier imo - just leave the nuts out

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