Decorative Marzipan Carrots
These marzipan carrots might entice the Easter bunny to the table.
- Yield: Makes about 24
Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2006
- 2 ounces marzipan: 1 ounce tinted orange and 1 ounce tinted green
- Confectioners' sugar, for rolling
Divide orange marzipan into 24 pieces. Using your hands, roll each piece into a carrot shape. Using a paring knife, make crosswise grooves in each carrot.
On a work surface lightly dusted with confectioners' sugar, roll out green marzipan to 1/4 inch thick. Using a small leaf-shape cookie cutter, cut out 24 leaves. On one side of each leaf, make 1/8-inch-long slices with a paring knife, and gently fan to create a fernlike effect.
Using a toothpick, make a tiny hole (about 1/4 inch deep) in the top of each carrot. Gently push stem end of each leaf into a carrot with toothpick. Carrots can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container between layers of parchment paper up to 2 weeks.