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marzipan!?!?

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nailslikeknives Mon 21-Dec-15 23:37:23

What happens if you don't let marzipan dry before putting icing on top of the cake?
Is it that bad?
Please tell me I can put fondant on top of marzipan straight away with no dire consequences!
I have 3 hours to decorate 2 cakes tomorrow am and not enough experience!!

MyCatHasStaff Mon 21-Dec-15 23:39:47

I never let the marzipan dry out and mine are fine. Spray it with a little bit of vodka to make the fondant stick, that'll sterilise it <no idea if that's true, but it's what I do>

nailslikeknives Mon 21-Dec-15 23:42:14

Excellent! No vodka in the house but plenty of Xmas brandy.
Thanks mycat.

MyCatHasStaff Mon 21-Dec-15 23:46:11

Don't use brandy - it'll colour the fondant - do you have gin? Any white spirit, or failing that just brush with water fsmile

MyCatHasStaff Mon 21-Dec-15 23:48:31

Clear spirit...too much Christmas spirit here possibly...

MyFriendsCallMeOh Mon 21-Dec-15 23:51:40

Spritz it with water, will be fine. Never heard of sterilizing marzipan.....

MyFriendsCallMeOh Mon 21-Dec-15 23:52:25

Sorry, wrong end of the stick. I've always put fondant on wet marzipan to make it stick, as did my mum and grandma....

White spirit on cake. Yummm! envygrin

Meow75 Mon 21-Dec-15 23:57:11

Yeah, the only thing you I don't need any. to do is slightly dampen the marzipan. Water on your pastry brush lightly over the marzipan and then lay your fondant over.

nailslikeknives Tue 22-Dec-15 09:11:23

Gin at the ready!
Thanks everyone, my 3 hour count down has started, so cakes away!

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