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Topic: Fall cupcakes with marzipan leaves and pumpkins  (Read 2760 times)
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« on: October 17, 2007 04:26:22 PM »

My son's first birthday is next week and I decided to use a jungle theme for his party and make cupcakes with marzipan animals and such. But, wait, I thought, you have never made marzipan you crazy woman! So I needed practice. Inspired by the lovely fall weather and some really old Martha Stewart web content, I made leaves, pumpkins and chestnuts to top the cupcakes. Here is the result:


Here they are a little closer:







I think they turned out pretty well for a first effort. Marzipan is pretty fun, even though it took about 4 hours to make it. I feel like I may be able to pull off jungle animals . . .
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007 04:30:57 PM »

yummy! they are awesome!!! very detailed! i love your cupcake rack as well Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007 04:31:34 PM »

Wow, this is cool! They look so yummy. I'm sure you'll be able to pull off marzipan animals.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007 04:44:08 PM »

I lurve marzipan! It's so yummy with chocolate. Your display looks like it came out of a magazine. Awesome job!
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Kaissa
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007 06:31:59 PM »

Beautiful! very nice job. It does look like it could be in a magazine. Make sure you post your jungle animals too! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007 01:40:06 PM »

Wow ! These cakes are amazing ! They look so moist and tender... Wonderful job with the marzipan ! Congratulations !
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007 01:53:29 PM »

fantastic!!!   very realistic!
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2007 07:08:55 PM »

I love them!! This is exactly the sort of thing I was looking to make for the potluck last weekend, wanted something fall themed. I might steal your idea for the next potluck i go to if you don't mind Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2007 07:39:04 AM »

Loving these!

I've never used Marzipan !!  Is it pretty much like fondant?
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2007 05:16:59 AM »

Loving these!

I've never used Marzipan !!  Is it pretty much like fondant?

Yes and no. It is similar to work with: you can roll it out, tint it, mold it like clay, and it harders slightly when it dries. However, the taste and texture are different because it's made with almonds, and it's a lot more expensive and much harder to make on your own. I think it is absolutely delicious and if I could afford it I'd use it for all my cake decorating needs.
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