Mary berry apricot and marzipan cake recipes

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Tennis Cake

Tennis Cake

Basically, Mary Berry's technical challenge this week was a tennis cake. Mary Berry has annoyed me. Maybe Mary has shares in a baking parchment company and wants everyone to use and buy more
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Easter Simnel Bundt Cake

Easter Simnel Bundt Cake

Mary Berry once told me that 'life is too short to make your own marzipan'. Melt a little apricot jam in the microwave until it's runny and leave to one side
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Easter Simnel Cake / Velykinis vaisių pyragas

Easter Simnel Cake / Velykinis vaisių pyragas

I changed Mary Berry's recipe a little bit cause there was too much dried fruits for me. When the cake is cool, brush the top with a little warmed apricot jam (this I forgot to do, but it didn't change anything)
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Brandy Soaked Christmas Cake (Iced)

Brandy Soaked Christmas Cake (Iced)

* Recipe from Mary Berry. Place the cake on a cake board and heat the apricot jam in a small saucepan and brush it all over the cake
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Mary Berry's classic Christmas cake

Mary Berry's classic Christmas cake

Brush the sides and the top of the cake with the warm apricot jam. Gently level and smooth the top of the paste with the rolling pin, then ease the marzipan down the sides of the cake, smoothing it at the same time
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Mary Berry’s Simnel cake

Mary Berry’s Simnel cake

When the cake is cool, warm the apricot jam in a small saucepan. Take one-third of the marzipan and roll it out to a circle the size of the tin and then place the circle on top of the cake mixture
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Mary Berry's fondant fancies

Mary Berry's fondant fancies

For the marzipan topping, heat the apricot jam in a small saucepan and sieve it into a bowl. Brush the top of the cake with the sieved apricot jam
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Recipe 134 - Austrian Apricot & Almond Tart

Recipe 134 - Austrian Apricot & Almond Tart

 I thought I would do a Mary Berry and roll my pastry out directly onto the bottom of the tin. I had been flicking through Mary's Bible for quite a few days and this recipe I noted needed marzipan and I knew I had some left over from my Christmas cakes I had made
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The Quest For The Perfect Christmas Cake

The Quest For The Perfect Christmas Cake

True, it was endorsed by Mary Berry, but that's not really the point. I have made two batches, and the first are now coated in marzipan waiting for the final touches with the icing
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Homemade small Christmas Cake -

Homemade small Christmas Cake -

A few days before Christmas cover the cake with some fruit jam (orange or apricot) and roll out some fondant and cover
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Recipe 132 - Tiny Fruit Cakes

Recipe 132 - Tiny Fruit Cakes

 The tops were very lightly scattered with flaked almonds, although I must admit I was going to omit these as I intended on icing the cakes, but reading through the recipe, Mary also ices the cakes, so I did as she said and sprinkled the top with the almonds
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Food: Mini Simnel Cakes

Food: Mini Simnel Cakes

I used Mary Berry’s Simnel cake recipe and turned it into cupcakes – I was pretty pleased with how they turned out and it saves cutting cake for everyone
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What Joanna Ate at Christmas (& a few thoughts for Christmas dinners to come)

What Joanna Ate at Christmas (& a few thoughts for Christmas dinners to come)

Bloody Mary set it all off – I used lovely, smooth Chase vodka (made from. apricot jam as glue).   Just roll out marzipan and cut out stars, and
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Mary Berry's Christmas Cake Mix

When I got around to the marzipan and icing stage, I was pressed for time so did both together. In my case, the cake was in the oven for four hours, then the oven was turned off with the cake taken out a little while later (I was out at the time and the instructions to my son were clearly lost in translation)
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Simnel cake

when the cake is cool, brush the top with a little warmed apricot jam. Take one third of the marzipan and roll out into a circle the same size as the cake tin