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Marzipan sculpting

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Now, before we launch into the logistics of the modelling and start talking about why my sculptures look like they do, I would just like to say that I'm not the most artistic of people, and my hands were shaking so badly (probably something to do with me electric shocking myself earlier). I'm sure that you'll be able to do much better than me and remember - The only limit is your imagination!

I take no responsibility for any injury done to yourself with knives and the like. There, I've said it.

I decided to start pretty basic, doing a Kirby sculpture, a triforce, a heart and a 1up mushroom (wrong colour, I know).

But first, the marzipan.




I always love to see people make something that I have documented, so please, if you make this then post a picture.
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Now, you don't have to use the recipe that I used to make the marzipan, you can use any marzipan you like.
This is the one that I used.
Remember, all quantities may depend on preference.

Ingredients:
400g Ground almonds
400g Icing sugar
1/2 to 2 tsp vanilla extract
1 to 2 tsp lemon juice
Water and brandy mixture
Colours and flavours

N.B. You could use a couple of egg whites in place of the brandy and water but we're not going to cook it.

Step 2: Recipe

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Sift the icing sugar into a bowl (make it quite a big one). Add the almond and mix it it. Add the vanilla and lemon and then we are going to add some of the water and brandy mixture. Don't add too much at once! Always mix it in completely and see if you need any more. I can speak from experience when I say that if you add too much, it is almost impossible to make it not sticky. Once you have the right consistency/have mixed all the ingredients, you have the marzipan! How easy was that?
zazenergy3 years ago
So cute (and delicious).
jamiec53 (author)  zazenergy3 years ago
Thanks :)