Marzipaning And Icing The Christmas Cake
It's almost time to marzipan and ice my Christmas cake but a few questions first
This is only my second year of baking a Christmas and I must admit I'm a little apprehensive at marzipaning and icing so I thought I'd just marzipan and ice the top of the cake but I have read that the marzipan and the icing help to keep the cake nice and fresh, so I'm wondering should I take my courage in my hands and do the complete cake?
Before going down that road, however, I'd like opinions: perhaps a nut topping, how big of a difference will it really make if I only ice the top.
It's general opions I'm after and I'm sure it will help others who like myself need that little bit of encouragement.
As always many thanks for your advice