Friday, 17 January 2014

Marzipan Cake - On My Little Pari's Birthday

         It was my first attempt of making a Marzipan Cake on My little angel's Birthday Today. I am so happy that it is really good  
          Marzipan is a paste made from ground almonds, sugar (homemade also contains egg).  To be called marzipan it has to contain at least 25% almonds (otherwise known as almond paste). Marzipan is used extensively in cake decorating, sweet making and useful ingredient in baking. When using marzipan use icing sugar to stop it sticking. When working with marzipan be careful not to over knead the paste otherwise it will become oily which can affect your finished item . it can be used as the final layer but most people then cover the marzipan with icing as well.  The marzipan adds flavour but it also seals the cake which keeps in moisture and extends the keeping time of the cake.  The marzipan also provides a smooth flat surface making it easier to get a good finish on your icing. Marzipan is the perfect medium for making cake decorations.  It can be coloured .  Alternatively you can brush dust colours onto marzipan. You can roll marzipan fairly thinly (approx 2mm) and cut out shapes such as stars, hearts, balloons or numbers and use these to decorate cakes, cupcakes and cookies. You can use marzipan in moulds to create anything from teddy bears and fairies to golf bags, shoes and musical instruments to flowers and baby feet. Marzipan is the ideal medium to use when creating edible models. 

Marzipan Cake

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