A salted mocha & walnut Battenberg cake

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    Bakingfanatic, Mar 15, 2016
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    ChesterV Well-Known Member

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    I never knew what this kind of cake was called until they made it on The Great British Baking Show!!!!
    And wow....how difficult this thing is to make!

    I wouldn't cover it with fondant though, I'd cover it in melted chocolate. I don't like fondant.
     
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    It's actually not too hard to do but it really does look hard. I've put photos of each stage in the recipe link.

    I wouldn't use fondant either: I use the classic marzipan which is far far nicer
     
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    Zyni Well-Known Member

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    It looks hard to make to me. It also looks really cool.

    Yeah, I'd skip the fondant. Not a fan. Marzipan sounds much nicer, and I've recently learned more about how to select (or make) the best quality of it.

    I think I'll try it on something else first though. I have a feeling that my attempts at this particular cake would not look as pretty as the picture.
     
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    Omg... this is beautiful and I bey super tasty as well! I'd love to try making this, it doesn't look hard t make at all, but I bet it's just so delicious and perfect for when you have people over :)
     
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    I agree with you on that one, I am not fond of fondant either. I can have a small piece of it, but not as much as is on a cake slice or I get sick of it quickly. This cake looks like it would be complicated to make, but I think chocolate drizzled on top would hit the spot nicely.
     
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    Fondant would go nowhere near this cake: totally the wrong covering: it should be thin marzipan/almond paste all the way! But a chocolate ganache is a great alternative
     
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