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Marzipan/Almond Paste

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Marzipan/Almond Paste

Tara | Sep 18, 2000 07:39 PM

I'm making a Very Important Wedding Cake (for two Chowhounds who shall remain nameless) this weekend, and I am going to attempt to cover it in marzipan, in the same fashion one would use rolled fondant.

I made my own marzipan from ground almonds as an experiment - it tasted fantastic, but looked like sand paste. A friend (whom I unfortunately cannot contact right now) who was a professional baker told me that it's nearly impossible to grind the almonds fine enough at home, and I should go to the baking store and get almond paste, which has the recipe for marzipan right on the container.

The problem: the recipe is not on the container. The man at the store told me that they don't carry that kind anymore. How do I make marzipan from almond paste? Anyone?

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