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

Keywords for this recipe:Almond pasteMarzipanDecorationPatrySweet
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How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
13 min.13 min.

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
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... by overlapping them and pressing gently to stick them together.

Stage 12
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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.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, in a closed jar.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
346 Kcal or 1,449 Kj6 gr47 gr16 gr
17 %2 %4 %2 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
161 Kcal or 674 Kj3 gr22 gr7 gr
8 %1 %2 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Marzipan (almond paste)Marzipan (almond paste): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Piped petits-fours, Agen prune cake, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), Provençal colombier for Pentecost, Arizona cupcakes, ... All
Icing sugarIcing sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pistachio madeleines, Royal icing, Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), Succès praliné (praline meringue), Marzipan (almond paste), ... All
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