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Hi, I want to start doing things with marzipan and want to know how long do I leave it in the moulds I have so I don’t take them out while they are too soft.

I want to do some for a baby shower cake so need to know how you colour it and what with. For example I want to do a baby but would like to give it a flesh colour as well as some rosy cheeks and hair colour as well as the nappy it has on depending on if it is a girl or boy.

They are marzipan moulds but so far I have only used them to make chocolate with. Where would you get the colour from and is it done when it is set. Thanks all.


Posted by arcticwynta, 22nd July 2014


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  • The only time I ever knew of using marzipan was when mum made Christmas cakes. We have a local cake decorating shop that runs regular cake decorating classes, they even have them for kids during school holidays


  • Some cake supplies shops run decorating classes. The staff should also be able to advise you


  • cake decorating, or you can just eat it, but I loath it – not very German of me, but blagh!


  • Dust moulds with cornflour. Marzipan shapes can keep upto a week in cold weather, so maybe try a test run before hand. I use gel colours as they are concentrated and easier to use than liquid colours.


  • Dust the moulds with icing sugar so it will not stick. It does no need much time in the moulds about 30 minutes is enough, do a few samples to get it right, temperature and humidity will make a difference to the outcome. Use paint brush to dust off the icing sugar and to apply paint. In some supermarkets there are cake decorating paints, or go to a speciality shop. Blend colours as you would for water colours. You can also find information on line. Youtube is excellent for instructions.


  • Thank you very much for that hint


  • Make sure you dust the mold first with some cornflour to help it come out and then use a paint brush to dust it off when your done. Also another good site is http://www.cakecentral.com. com


  • Thank you for that. That’s all I want is to do it this once for my Daughter than it will chocolate used in it again. Thanks for the advice as I do have a few books but they are not so helpful


  • You don’t need to leave it in the mold long. I decorate cakes for fun and the best tools I have found for learning without courses is you tube. Look up sugar craft and it should send you in the right direction. Hope this helps


  • Same as the other Mums answers, Iook for a course? the only experience I’ve had with Marzipan was cake decorating at school.


  • Thanks for posting but I have no interest in doing a course on this but thanks for your input I will just play with it if I have to and work it out or have fun stuffing it up :)


  • There are stacks of courses you can do that will teach you all of this.


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