Marzipan is often used to decorate cakes and other desserts. Marzipan contains more sugar than almond paste, but it has a similar texture and appearance. The paste can be shaped into objects such as fruits and animals, or it can be applied to the cake in a flat layer to resemble icing. Adding food colouring to marzipan changes the colour of the paste, and it allows you to create a wide range of decorations. Colours can be combined with the paste to create many different hues and shades to make realistic looking objects.
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Things you need
- Food colouring
Separate the marzipan frosting into sections. Only remove the amount of marzipan that you plan to colour.
Add 2 to 3 drops of food colouring into the marzipan. Knead the paste to mix the food colouring well.
Add more food colouring to reach the desired colour.
Tips and warnings
- Use food colouring paste when possible because the liquid can change the consistency of marzipan.
- Store leftover marzipan in an airtight container.
- Wear latex gloves when working with marzipan because it is sticky.
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