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Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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A thick layer of marzipan between the fruitcake and icing is a critical element in many large celebratory cakes, such as British Christmas or wedding cakes. See fruitcake and wedding cake. Simnel cake, for Easter, includes a layer of marzipan in its center, and a baked and glazed top layer of marzipan decorated with 11 marzipan balls to represent the 12 disciples minus Judas.