Warm, then sieve the apricot jam and
brush the cake with it. Color 675 g of the marzipan green. Use to cover
the cake. Leave to dry overnight.
Secure the cake to the board with
royal icing. Spread the icing halfway up the cake side. Press the flat
side of a palette knife into the icing, then pull away sharply to form
Make three different size Christmas
tree templates. Tint half the remaining marzipan a deeper green than the
top. Using the templates, cut out three tree shapes and arrange them on
Divide the remaining marzipan into
three and color red, yellow and purple. Use a little of each marzipan to
make fir 9cm rolls. Loop them alternately around the top edge of the
cake. Make small red balls and press on to the loop ends.
Use the remaining marzipan to make the
tree decorations. Arrange on the trees, securing with water, if
Finish the cake by adding silver balls
to the Christmas trees.