With the holiday season upon us, a time for special food creations has arrived. One food that I associate with the holidays is marzipan, an almond and sugar paste. Random, maybe. I think of marzipan around the holidays because my dad - probably the hardest person to buy gifts for - always gets a bar of marzipan from someone in his family. I think it is hilarious.
For much of my life, I thought marzipan was just some weird German treat for which I never inherited a taste... similar to my grandmother's herring salad. At some point in high school, though, I learned that it can be used in a variety of ways for baking and decorating. Allow me to share with you some outrageous marzipan creations I have found:
Cute little pigs. How adorable. Also looks like it might not be too difficult.
A ball of yarn and a little scarf! How clever.
On to intermediate level marzipan creations: A pepper.
I like these monsters... this might be a project for the future.
Expert level marzipan crafting! This artist gets a gold star. Well done.
I hope I have inspired you to make some of your own marzipan creations!