[Sca-cooks] Marzipan question

Pixel, Goddess and Queen pixel at hundred-acre-wood.com
Mon Dec 21 09:58:00 PST 2009

When I did the wedding cake fruits, I did the same thing--dry food color 
mixed with vodka, then they got painted with confectioner's glaze 
(food-grade shellac). Any of the ones in the pictures that are very shiny 
have already been glazed.


As for sticky, IIRC my marzipan recipe uses egg whites, icing sugar, a 
dash of rosewater, and some corn syrup (no, it's not period, neither was 
the cake).

Margaret FitzWilliam

On Mon, 21 Dec 2009, Kathleen A Roberts wrote:

> On Mon, 21 Dec 2009 10:10:39 -0700
> Susan Lin <susanrlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Or, I'll make my figures (usually fruit) and
>> then use luster dust
>> to "paint" them.  I can get the colors pretty realistic that way.
> The few times I have done marzipan, I used dry food color and mixed it with 
> alcohol (booze, that is) and painted it like I was painting a picture, rather 
> than kneading color in.
> My latest passion is the edible silver and gold dust you can either 
> reonsitute (booze again, hmmm...  a theme....) and paint or you can just dust 
> with.
> I put a bit (goes a long way) in a baggie with some 1 inch gingercookie stars 
> and shook, and it was just beautiful. Far prettier than if I had painted them 
> gold.
> Cailte
> cookies fini and to recipients...

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