To cover the Christmas cake in the last post, again, from the lovely Val:
250gm icing sugar
250gm ground almonds [Ed: or other nuts]
2 egg whites
½ teasp salt
½ teasp almond essence [Ed: hmm, probably not as this will be alcohol-derived most likely. Check this post for more on this issue and a good supplier of at least alcohol free vanilla extract.]
Mix together well and chill overnight in fridge. I found half of this mixture was plenty for the smaller cake. Then decorate with dried fruit and nuts and glaze with sugar free apricot jam. FANTASTIC !
It strokes me these would make lovely little treat snacks too, maybe. Also, if you don’t fancy marzipan, just cover it with the glazed fruits and nuts a la this: