Introduction: Holiday Marzipan Fruits

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 Do you like marzipan? Well, I happen to know how to make cute little fruits out of them! Also, If you do not know haw to make marzipan, this instructable will tell you! 

Step 1: Ingredients

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 You will need:

1. 1 cup confectioners sugar
2. 2 cups ground almonds
3. 1 cup superfine sugar 
4. 2 full eggs
5. 2 egg yolks
6. 2 teaspoons lemon juice
7. 6 drops vanilla extract 
8. Food coloring
9. Whole cloves
10. Fine Grater 
11. Paintbrush (You'll see...)

Step 2: Mixing the Dry

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Sift lightly the confectioners sugar into a large bowl. After, add the superfine sugar and the ground almonds. 

Step 3: Mixing the Wet

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 Mix together in a bowl the vanilla, egg yolk, egg, and lemon juice. Add to large bowl of step 2 and mix well. 

Step 4: Kneading the Marzipan

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Sprinkle your cooking surface with confectioners sugar, and lightly knead the mixture until it forms a smooth, thick paste. 

Step 5: Coloring the Marzipan

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 Divide the marzipan into  four equal balls. Add green food coloring to one, mix it in, red to another, mix, yellow, mix, and orange, and mix. You should now have one green, one yellow, one red, and one orange. 

Step 6: Marzipan Fruit: Oranges

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 Cut up your big orange marzipan ball into 1 inch thick micro-balls. Roll them on your fine grater to make the orange "skin" look. Push cloves, heads out stalks in, one into each ball. You now have marzipan oranges.

Step 7: Marzipan Fruit: Apples

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 Grab your red marzipan, split it into 1 inch thick micro-balls. Push 1 clove head first into each ball to make apples. Try not to use all of the red: we will need some later.

Step 8: Marzipan Fruit: Watermelon

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 Okay. Grab the rest of the red marzipan, and roll those into equal oval-shaped balls. Pound out a little bit of the green and wrap it around each red ball. There you go! Watermelon! Add black food coloring dots for seeds, if you want.

Step 9: Marzipan Fruits: Grapes

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 Grab your green marzipan ball, and split it into 1/4 to 1/2 inch micro-balls. Press clumps of them together in a long, pyramid-like shape. Place head-first cloves into the big  section if the grape clump to make the stem. Marzipan grapes! Save some green for corn, though!

Step 10: Marzipan Fruits: Corn

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 Grab your leftover green and make vague leaf-like objects. Grab a bit of your yellow, not all, but a bit and make into a corn shape. Roll these on the large grater. Put the corn in the stalks, and you then have marzipan corn. 

Step 11: Marzipan Fruits: Bananas

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 To make marzipan bananas, break up your remaining yellow marzipan into equal crescent shapes. (Like bananas!) Now, grab your paintbrush, and paint fine brown lines onto the bananas to make them more realistic. 

Step 12: Finish

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 You now have a set of marzipan fruits! You can package them in mini-muffin cups, and box them to give to friends. Or, you can horde and eat them all yourself. Also, you may see some fruits in the original picture that we did not make. Get creative! Make your own! Happy eating!

Comments

bumpygecko (author)2011-07-25

mines all blobby... i had 2 substitute a couple things so thts prolly y lol it still tastes good tho

Glockenator (author)2009-12-15

whats marzipan?

007dna (author)Glockenator2011-05-14

It's like eating cookie dough and sugar all in one. :)

knektek (author)Glockenator2010-03-21

marzipan is like icing, but you don't have to wait for it to set. It is like a dough also.

porcupinemamma (author)2009-12-19

christmas without a marzipan pig just wouldn't be Christmas

imrobot (author)2009-12-01

:(  
why are the pic so teeny tiny?

007dna (author)imrobot2009-12-02

 Sorry, my computer wouldn't "fit to size..."

007dna

Bitszu (author)2009-11-28

Yay! a Marzipan recipe to try out with my daughters play-doh shaping toys. I think little burgers would be awesome!

007dna (author)Bitszu2009-12-02

 Oooo! Burgers! That's creative!

007dna

007dna (author)2009-11-28

 Oh! I had no idea that the fruit girls were judging! Oops! Happy coincidence! 

007dna

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