Thursday, December 16, 2010

Home Made Marzipan Fruit

It is raining in Auckland today, but the bush looks happy and green, and the water tank is filling nicely (yes, we drink rain water!). It is also the last day of school for my daughter, holiday mood in the air, Xmas trees alight. The boy is already home, with a friend who is staying for a sleep over. They are playing with lego: domestic bliss for me!

Yesterday I posted about making your own marzipan, and today I'll show you my little fruit.
For the marzipan recipe click here, and for the colours I used some spirulina powder dissolved in hot water, and some juice from berries.

Shape the fruit with your fingers, you can either colour the marzipan before, or you can paint it later using a small brush, or opt for a combination of the two for a stronger colour.

For the stalks I used the smallest cloves that I could find, but this is because I made some miniature fruit! I like miniatures, in a past life I am sure that I belonged to a Jane Austen world where ladies painted miniatures and embroidered delicate patterns (or so I wish!).

To show you the scale of the fruit I put a NZ dollar coin in the mini basket. The kids didn't have the heart to eat the fruit yet: they told me that it is too pretty! But they will get over that soon!

Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©


  1. Ma lo sai che vado matta, matta, matta, per il marzapane?
    Che buono!!!

  2. oh che belli e che bei colori naturali! qua a volte se ne vedono che paio finti tanto hanno dei colori eccesivi! che lavorone, però!!!

  3. sei stata marzapane non è proprio facile....complimenti!!!
    p.s. ma hai pensato di farti il seitan da non l'ho mai fatto, ma la mia amica si e non è così complicato! :)

  4. I just adore them you are very talented :)


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