Marzipan at Christmas

Wednesday 6th December 2017

Christmas and Marzipan go together like peanut butter and jelly. For many, a Christmas cake would not be the same without a decadent layer of marzipan sealing in the moisture of a well-matured fruit cake, and for that reason, marzipan holds a special place in the hearts of many. But what happens when you decorate your Christmas cake and have some left over? Do you let it go to waste?

Well here are some wonderful marzipan Christmas creations that you can make to use up your leftovers and fall even more in love with this time-honoured product. Here at Renshaw, we know a bit about Marzipan, you could even say we’re specialists. We are very proud to be the grantee of a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, having first been granted one by George VI in 1950 for almond products. So please let us show you some wonderful recipes to help you do more with marzipan this Christmas!

Marzipan & Chocolate Rounds

How about some beautiful seasonal nibbles to show off to your guests? Well, these marzipan rounds could be just the thing! With an elegant mix of marzipan, dark chocolate, almond pistachio and dried cranberry, these Chocolate Marzipan Rounds are perfect to put on the coffee table when you’re entertaining.

 

Cherry Brandy Mini Cakes

If you want to show your Christmas cake making skills off, but don’t want to cut into your amazing design until the big day, then these Cherry Brandy Mini Christmas Cakes are great for using up your leftover mixture, as well as leftover marzipan! Let your friends enjoy eating these while you get to save your big Christmas cake for the main event.

Christmas Battenberg

Want to make something a bit more seasonal than a traditional Battenberg? This Christmas Battenberg is ideal, with vibrant Christmas colours and an elegant marzipan finish to make everyone notice your fun Christmas creation.

Christmas Pudding Truffles

Why not try a new take on the Christmas pudding with these Christmas Pudding Truffles? These fun designs are great for adults and kids alike and look as cute as a button! But if you want to make these just for the adults then you could add some rum to the mixture.

Chocolate Marzipan Yule Log

Give your yuletide log an almond twist with our Chocolate Marzipan Log recipe. After all, no Christmas table is complete without the classic Yule Log!

Mulled Wine Fruit Bundt Cake

Traditional, wholesome and elegant, this Mulled Wine Fruit Bundt Cake would make a fabulous start to a coffee morning or a delicious dessert for dinner. Try something new for Christmas with this wonderful recipe!

Hopefully, you are now excited to try something more with marzipan this Christmas than just covering your Christmas cake!

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