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What you need:

Almond Paste

  • 2 x 200g packets Shamrock Ground Almonds
  • 200g/7oz Icing Sugar
  • 200g/7oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 2 small Eggs
  • Few drops Almond Essence
  • 2 tsp Brandy, Whiskey, Sherry or Rum


Ready Made Almond Paste

  • 2 x 250g packets of Shamrock Almond Marzipan will completely cover a 20cm/8" cake
  • 1 x 250g packet of Almond Marzipan sufficient for the top of the cake; a cake baked in a 2lb loaf tin or a 15cm/6" round cake


To Brush on Cake:

  • Heated Apricot Jam, Rowse Honey or Golden Syrup


White Icing

  • 2 x 450g packets of Ready to Roll Icing or 2 x 350g packets of Instant Royal Icing

How to:

Almond Paste

  1. Put the ground almonds, icing sugar and caster sugar into a large bowl and mix well.
  2. In a separate container, beat the eggs, almond essence and spirit of your choice.
  3. Gradually stir the liquid into the dry mixture, adding enough to give a thick consistency.
  4. Turn onto a board that is dusted with icing sugar and knead well until paste is quite pliable.
  5. It is important that the paste is thick before you start kneading, because in kneading, oil comes from the almond causing the paste to soften and become smooth. Above quantity will completely cover a 20cm/8" cake.

To Apply to Cake

  1.  Brush cake with some heated apricot jam, honey or golden syrup.
  2. Roll out almond paste on a board dusted with icing sugar large enough to cover the entire cake.
  3. Gently ease around the cake and smooth over with palm of hands until smooth all over.
  4. Leave for two days before covering with white icing.

White Icing

  1. Follow pack instructions!
  2. Two packs will completely cover a 20cm/8" cake. One pack will do top of cake or 2lb loaf tin cake or 15cm/6" round cake.

To Apply Icing to Cake

  1. Brush cake with a little whiskey or brandy and apply the ready to roll as per the almond paste above.
  2. Alternatively, spread cake with the instant royal icing and use the back of a spoon to raise the icing to give a snow effect!
christmas-cake

Christmas Cake Icing

Category

Cakes

What you need:

Almond Paste

  • 2 x 200g packets Shamrock Ground Almonds
  • 200g/7oz Icing Sugar
  • 200g/7oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 2 small Eggs
  • Few drops Almond Essence
  • 2 tsp Brandy, Whiskey, Sherry or Rum


Ready Made Almond Paste

  • 2 x 250g packets of Shamrock Almond Marzipan will completely cover a 20cm/8" cake
  • 1 x 250g packet of Almond Marzipan sufficient for the top of the cake; a cake baked in a 2lb loaf tin or a 15cm/6" round cake


To Brush on Cake:

  • Heated Apricot Jam, Rowse Honey or Golden Syrup


White Icing

  • 2 x 450g packets of Ready to Roll Icing or 2 x 350g packets of Instant Royal Icing

How to:

Almond Paste

  1. Put the ground almonds, icing sugar and caster sugar into a large bowl and mix well.
  2. In a separate container, beat the eggs, almond essence and spirit of your choice.
  3. Gradually stir the liquid into the dry mixture, adding enough to give a thick consistency.
  4. Turn onto a board that is dusted with icing sugar and knead well until paste is quite pliable.
  5. It is important that the paste is thick before you start kneading, because in kneading, oil comes from the almond causing the paste to soften and become smooth. Above quantity will completely cover a 20cm/8" cake.

To Apply to Cake

  1.  Brush cake with some heated apricot jam, honey or golden syrup.
  2. Roll out almond paste on a board dusted with icing sugar large enough to cover the entire cake.
  3. Gently ease around the cake and smooth over with palm of hands until smooth all over.
  4. Leave for two days before covering with white icing.

White Icing

  1. Follow pack instructions!
  2. Two packs will completely cover a 20cm/8" cake. One pack will do top of cake or 2lb loaf tin cake or 15cm/6" round cake.

To Apply Icing to Cake

  1. Brush cake with a little whiskey or brandy and apply the ready to roll as per the almond paste above.
  2. Alternatively, spread cake with the instant royal icing and use the back of a spoon to raise the icing to give a snow effect!
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