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Icing a cake.

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Kayzr Sat 20-Jun-09 06:56:32

I have made DS2's christening cake. Now I just need to ice it <<eek smiley>>, it is the first time I have done it.

Just a few questions.

1. The christening is on the 5th July so 2 weeks from now. When should I do the marzipan? I have read it needs to be done a week before the icing needs doing.

2. Any tips and hints anyone can give me will be great. I have got a couple of books with diagrams but would also like some tips.

Thank you ever so much.

Kayzr Sat 20-Jun-09 09:59:07


Kayzr Wed 24-Jun-09 10:23:26


ComeOVeneer Wed 24-Jun-09 10:26:02

I'm assuming it is a fruit cake. TBH I do marzipan one day then ice the next. WHat kind of tips do you need? Probably best to ask specific questions.

Kayzr Wed 24-Jun-09 10:28:16

It is a fruit cake.

When would you do the marzipan and icing? Would you do it a week before or a few days?

ComeOVeneer Wed 24-Jun-09 10:55:17

I would do the marzipan 3 days before, the icing 2 days before. That will give you time to add any other decorations.

What are you planning on doing decoration wise?

Kayzr Wed 24-Jun-09 10:57:01

The icing is a light blue and I have got a baby decoration to put on it. I was thinking of piping his name onto the top too.

I'm also making some cupcakes, just hoping it all goes to plan!!

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