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Xmas cake help please

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Chundle Mon 24-Oct-11 15:04:45

hi all just made ny first Xmas cake ad I have a few questions!
Firstly I have 500g marzipan and 1kg of ready to roll icing, are these enough or will I need more marzipan? Don't want to be caught short! It's 8 inch square cake.
Also how far in advance can I marzipan and ice my cake? Can I do it now or is it too soon?
Thank you kindly

Sandalwood Mon 24-Oct-11 15:14:53

Don't ice it yet - you want to be feeding that every now and again now until nearer xmas.
I'm not sure about the marzipan, I think it's always best to have over - there are plenty of other christmassy things to use it up with - DCs making little sweets etc.

Catsmamma Mon 24-Oct-11 15:18:02

def too soon to marzipan and decorate it

wrap it in greaseproof and into a tin with it, get it out every couple of weeks to poke it all over with a skewer and pour booze over it.

I usually marzipan just the top and snow scene royal ice over that. Nice festive ribbon tied around.

Chundle Mon 24-Oct-11 15:38:34

Fab thanks guys- can't believe I nearly forgot to feed it booze for the next 7 weeks!!

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