Tea Party Marzipan Cake

I’ve had this saved on my computer for a while. I’m not sure where I found it, but I wish I had a picture to go with it. If any of you make this, please send in a picture. Thanks! :-)

The table:

The table is made of a regular double cake. Place icing in between the layers to keep them in place and a light coat over the top and sides. Purchase Marzipan (almond paste) or use the attached recipe and add the food coloring of your
choice, saving a small bit aside for making the cake on the table. Roll out in a 10 inch circle and trim using either a bowel or pie pan. Loosely lay over the top of the cake to resemble a table cloth. Using a small line icing tip,
scribble a pattern to resemble the lace on the tablecloth. You should use the small line tip around the table cloth as well in a bead manner. Take a sandwich cookie and wrap the uncolored Mazipan around it. Using a small shell tip,
decorate the cookie to resemble a cake. The candles are made by taking bits of spaghetti noodle (uncooked) and wrap around with the colored Mazipan.

The chairs:

Make several cupcakes without the paper wrapping. Roll out the remainder of the colored Mazipan and cut 6 inch circles to place over the each cupcake in a flowing fashion. The backs of the chairs are made using Dixie cups. Cut the bottom off and down one side and cut out a pattern you prefer the tops of your chairs to be. Lay each top on the rolled out colored Mazipan and trim around making 2 pieces. Wrap around the front and back of the chair leaving about 1/4 inch of the bottom free. Stick the top of the chair down into each cupcake. Using the small line tip, decorate the chair to resemble a bead pattern. You should do the top of the chair and around the skirt.

The dolls and teddy bears:

Using the a large line tip, squeeze icing the color of your choice into a ball shape. Continue with a second over the first. Using a medium line tip, use flesh colored icing to make the legs and arms. For the head, purchase the icing
faces sold in most stores that sale cake decorating items. Use the same method for the teddy bears as for the dolls only use the medium line tip to make the 3rd ball over the first 2. Use the small line tip to make the ears in the same fashion.

The cups and saucers:

The tea cups and saucers are made from the uncolored Mazipan that is rolled out and then shaped to resemble their counterparts. The handle and trim is made using the small line tip.

Marzipan:
3 cups whole almonds, blanched and ground
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
3-4 Tbsp. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

In a saucepan, heat water and sugar until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Let it boil steadily without stirring the temperature reaches 230-234 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and beat until mixture turns slightly cloudy. Stir in ground almonds, egg whites, and vanilla. Cook over gentle heat for 2-3 minutes or until mixture pulls away from sides of pan. Turn mixture onto a surface that has been sprinkled with some of the powdered sugar. Knead the mixture until smooth, working in the rest of the powdered sugar. Pull off pieces and roll into balls or olive-shaped pieces. Wrap in foil or wax paper and store in airtight container.

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  1. Thanks for the great ideas! This sounds fun.

  2. Ionut Popa says:

    I love marzipan and I was looking for a cake recipe for a long time. I wouldn’t though of getting it here, but I can’t complain. I’ll let you know what if all went well :)
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  3. Steve Pots
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    We have a birthday coming up and this cake idea will be ideal.
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