Another benefit of making your own marzipan cake is, that you can control the sweetness in the final cake and hereby adjust it to your preferred sweetness level. I find the sweetness level to be too high in the marzipan cake, which you are buying in the shops.
And please remember to serve the marzipan cake with a sweet type of champagne or sparkling wine, as the combination of sweet marzipan cake and dry sparkling wine is a taste killer.
My first suggestion to you on the "classic" type of marzipan cake could be these zebra marzipan cake
made from either the plain marzipan or the cocoa marzipan.
Another good tasting marzipan cake could be these
marzipan orange cakes or with an extra little twist in of orange flower as here marzipan orange cakes with orange flower.
These baked marzipan confect is my final suggestion to you to try at New Year´s eve tomorrow.