Marzipan & Icing

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150g ground almonds
100g icing sugar
50ml orange or lemon juice or mix

Sift the icing sugar into a bowl. Add the almonds and knead into a thick paste. Scatter icing sugar onto your work surface for rolling it out.
Roll out over a 22cm cake.


400g icing sugar
1 egg white
Lemon juice

This quantity will cover a 22 cm cake with a thin layer of icing.
Loosely beat the egg white and squeeze of lemon juice in a large bowl until frothy. Sift in the icing sugar and beat well. If you don’t want to use raw egg, use 25ml water and 1 tsp sunflower oil to keep icing soft.

For a smooth finish, spread the icing evenly over the cake then dip a palate knife into a jug of boiling water and skim over the icing until smooth.

5 Responses to “Marzipan & Icing”

  1. Maureen Wiseman says:

    I am so glad I found this recipe when I was on google. I dislike marzipan finding the almond taste overpowers everything else and normally opt to cover the cake with glazed nuts and dried fruit. So it is with great delight I can report that having made your marzipan I am most impressed with the results. And what a good idea to add oranges.

  2. Uma says:

    What a shame we missed you. It would have been lovely to catch up.
    Another time…

  3. Mary Chiswick says:

    Happy Christmas Uma, thanks for all the great recipes, only sorry I didn’t get to speak to you at Karina’s 50th!

  4. Uma says:

    Hi Nick
    Oh how I wish I was going somewhere hot…
    Instead, I’m demonstrating canapes and in between trying to keep up with all the Christmas jelly orders that coming in. Aaaagh!
    A holiday would be really nice.

  5. Nick Stroude says:

    Merry Christmas, Uma! I guess you are off somewhere nice for the festive season, I hope you have chosen somewhere warm. I met someone today who is off to the Cayman Islands tomorrow and am feeling just a tad jealous.

    Many thanks for all your great recipes this year.

    Cheers, Nick

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