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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....

TelephoneIgnoringMachine Mon 21-Dec-15 23:54:52

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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