Marzipan Recipe Anyone?
by Sophie Cote
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Piece of cake!
My question is about a marzipan recipe. I received an order yesterday for a marzipan-covered cake (the famous Martha Stewart 9 baby blocks individual cakes).
I have found many different almond paste recipes on the net. Some tell me to use the food processor to grind almonds with icing sugar and a few drops of almond extract for about 5 minutes until I have a paste. Others will tell me to mix powdered almonds with icing sugar and corn syrup in a bowl with a wooden spoon. Others tell me to use egg whites or even water.
Do you have a good marzipan recipe that I could use? One that wouldn't end up too sticky or fragile so I can use it like fondant to cover a cake? Thank you so much for giving us all those tips, recipes, and advice. They make all the difference and make the big jump into cake catering way less stressful!Answer
Your quite welcome:) Marzipan covered cakes are not that popular here, at least in my area. As a result I rarely use it. I have used a ready made brand called ODENSE
to model figurines and make roses. The Ingredients they use in their paste is: sugar, almonds (28%) and glucose syrup.
It's delicious. I really don't know a good recipe. So I am hoping that someone comes along and sees this post who does know one.
Have you seen ODENSE brand in the grocery or fine foods stores in Canada? If not I am sure you can find a similar brand. I will do some research online and get back to you on this as well.
Thanks for hanging out here at my site. And to anyone checking out this post go to Sophie's website. It's so sweet and so FRENCH!!!