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    Default Icing for christmas cake?

    I'm not sure if this is the right area, so if not can a mod please move it?

    Im hoping to Ice our cake myself this year and I'm wondering, what else can I use on fruit cake instead of marizapan??

    I've never used fondant before either.

    I've been googling and you tubing how to do it, and fairly certain I've got it sorted but no one I know likes marizapan...so what can I use instead?

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    What about the ready made icing you get from the supermarket. You roll it out and it is easy to use.

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    Marshmallow fondant is easy to make and use.



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    My mum always used plastic icing, as a previous poster mentioned your buy it in a box & roll it out. It can be tricky to work with if you're not used to it, and requires a filler for a really smooth finish, but I guess it depends on how "perfect" you want it to look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    Marshmallow fondant is easy to make and use.



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    Yep I agree.

    1 bag of marshmallows
    A few drops of Food colouring of your choice, or a few drops of water instead.
    1 kg icing sugar

    Put marshmallows and food colouring (or drops of water) in a microwave safe bowl in microwave for between 30 seconds to a minute or until marshmallows have swollen in size and have melted.

    Mix in about half the icing sugar or more gradually until it is of moldable consistency.

    Sprinkle some remaining icing sugar on a very clean surface and knead fondant until it is a consistent rollable texture. Add more icing sugar if necessary.

    I like to spray the bench very lightly with spray oil or rub it down with copha for the final roll ready to put on the cake, for a nice finish

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    Thanks with the marshmallow would I need to use marizapan? Or something else? And would I get that smooth non bumpy surface?

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    The marshmallow icing has the same texture as marzipan and you would use it instead of it.

    Edit: you will get a smooth, non bumpy surface providing you are putting it on a flat surface and roll it at least 1/4 inch or more thick.
    If you are doing a fruit cake and have small indents on the surface, try filling them in with small amounts of marshmallow icing.

    The flatter the surface you are putting the icing on the smoother the icing will be
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    Yeah its a fruit cake. Thanks. I was going to do fondant but we all dislike marizapan do wasnt sure how we would go.

    Would the marshmallow go smooth over tge surface like marizapan if you use an icing smoother?


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    Do you need to ice it? Having tried marzipan, bought fondant and marshmallow fondant, I think they all taste super sweet. We just have the lovely Christmas cake, un iced with maybe a little pattern on top made from almonds.

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    Yeah, df requested it. he never was much of a christmas person. (actually hated it a free years ago when we met) so I think he would like it. we have had plain for a few years, and I love decorating cakes, and have wanted to try fondant this just gives me an excuse!

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