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National Marzipan Day

One of my good friend's is absolutely crazy for marzipan. In fact, he believes that a cake is not worth eating unless it's completely smothered in the stuff. So when I found out that today is National Marzipan Day, I immediately thought of him.

Marzipan, for those of you that don't know, is a sweet creation primarily consisting of sugar and ground almonds. Predominantly used by pasty chefs as coating on cakes, it is also widely available as small edible sweets.

To celebrate National Marzipan Day, make your own batch and go wild sculpting. You can even eat it plain, dipped in chocolate or covered in nuts.

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puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
I dislike most commercially-produced marzipan, as it is mostly sugar. The Sicilian marzipan is usually a better quality, and the nuts are more flavourful. If you're making marzipan at home, I would definitely only use Marcona almonds.
cookingdiva cookingdiva 10 years
ohh! marzipan is my favorite! Yum! M
fashion_doll24 fashion_doll24 10 years
are you a marzipanophobic???? Do you think there are support groups for that? :rotfl:
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I have never tried this, but these things creep me out. It's weird to me how they make all kinds of stuff out of it.
Kbrooks1122704 Kbrooks1122704 10 years
yeah i think they're creative and cute but they're too much to eat, gives me a headache
fashion_doll24 fashion_doll24 10 years
I like it for a small bite, then I'm over it already. But it looks soooo cute! Especially those pink marzipan piglets. Almost to adorable to eat.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
In elementary school I found out about this stuff and HAD to try it. I had tons of fun molding the marzipan and painting it with a friend. When I ate it though, it was too sugary sweet for me. Fun nonetheless.
ashleycakes ashleycakes 10 years
Those little fruits are so cute, I wish I had time or creativity to make them. I have never covered a cake with marzipan, does it taste very good? It seems like it would be extremely rich. Also, they sell those little fruits at Publix grocery stores if you have those in your area, they are in the bakery section. _________________________ Yeah!!!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
I cheat, I buy coloured marzipan at the grocery store and use that! :oops: I :LOVE: the stuff, though!! :drool:
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