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How to make marzipan decorations

How to make marzipan decorations

Making marzipan decorations for cakes or desserts is fairly simple. Here are some tips to make it even easier.

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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

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How long does it take?

PreparationStart to finish
13 min.13 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1
3 min.
How to make marzipan decorations : Photo of step #1 Place the flattened disc of marzipan on a sheet of cooking parchment, and dust with icing sugar.
Stage 2
How to make marzipan decorations : Photo of step #2 Then start to roll with a rolling pin as if rolling out pastry for a tart.

If the marzipan sticks to the rolling pin, dust with more icing sugar.
Stage 3
How to make marzipan decorations : Photo of step #3 If you are using a large piece of marzipan, try cutting it in two and roll out half at a time; you'll find it much easier.
Stage 4
How to make marzipan decorations : Photo of step #4 The best trick, as shown in the photo, is to put guides of the required thickness on either side (here 2 pieces of perspex 2mm thick). This ensures even rolling and you can be sure of having the right thickness.
Stage 5
5 min.
How to make marzipan decorations : Photo of step #5 Eventually you should have a fine "sheet" of marzipan, thin and as even as possible.

Unstick it from the paper, turn it over and put it back in place. This will help when you are cutting out.
Stage 6
How to make marzipan decorations : Photo of step #6 You can now cut anything you wish using a knife...
Stage 7
5 min.
How to make marzipan decorations : Photo of step #7 ...or better still, cutters in various shapes.
Stage 8
How to make marzipan decorations : Photo of step #8 To make leaves, for example, first cut a circle using a fluted cutter, then cut the circle in two.
Stage 9
How to make marzipan decorations : Photo of step #9 Draw the veins of the leaf with the point of a knife.
Stage 10
How to make marzipan decorations : Photo of step #10 You can also join pieces together easily...
Stage 11
How to make marzipan decorations : Photo of step #11 ... by overlapping them and pressing gently to stick them together.
Stage 12
How to make marzipan decorations : Photo of step #12 A tip: move your creations with a palette-knife, or if not, with a fork, to avoid breaking them at the last minute.

Remarks

Marzipan decorations dry out quite quickly if you don't use them straight away. Wrap them in plastic film and keep in the fridge.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
100618 gr121 gr50 gr
50 %7 %11 %8 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4688 gr56 gr23 gr
23 %3 %5 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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For : 2.22 €

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