What is a Marzipan?

Marzipan is a confection that consists of sugar, honey, and almond meal.

It can sometimes be infused with almond oil or extract.

Marzipan is often used to make sweets or small imitations of objects on a wedding cake.

Key Points

  • Marzipan is often used as a filling for marzipan candies or as a covering for a wedding cake. It is very similar to almond paste but contains more sugar making it sweeter.
  • The marzipan layer on a wedding cake helps to trap moisture in the cake and stop it from staling. It can also provide a smooth surface to make the final icing look neater.
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