@Anupama Joshi posted:
@Icingsugarkeks What a great hack! When I was in Europe I have tried enough and more of marzipan and would say it definitely tastes was better than fondant. I am now eager to try this mixture of marzipan and fondant and see how that works out taste wise and consistency wise, both. However, as much as saw on Amazon.ca (Canada) Marzipan doesn't seem to be as easily available as fondant also, seems pricier. Am I missing something? Would you have recommendations for from where can I buy it or order it online? And also any Marzipan brand recommendations?
Love the cookies you have made and the detailing on cookie decorations is amazing! Would love to buy these!
Thanks! Here in Germany, the finished marzipan tastes a little different everywhere. It also depends on what ingredients it was made from. Whether almonds, pistachios, apricot kernels ...
I don't use this ready-made marzipan !! I ride with "fine marzipan raw mass". This tastes pretty much the same for all brands. I buy mine at the supermarket. Available in 200g packs. To mix this with fondant, I add powdered sugar, otherwise it will be too greasy ... You can color the whole thing with gel paints. This marzipan and fondant mix has advantages and disadvantages. I would see the slightly glossy effect on the finished figures and the taste as an advantage. A small disadvantage: here too, the fat in the marzipan makes it harder to paint! However, it should work great with powder paints! Unfortunately I haven't tried it yet because I don't have any powder paints. I sometimes used cocoa powder as a powder color for the brown figures and that worked great!
I hope, it helps?