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Marzipan Penguins

  • Yield: Makes 10
Marzipan Penguins

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2006


  • 1 pound marzipan
  • Blue, white, black, red, and yellow gel-paste food coloring


  1. For each penguin, form four balls of marzipan: two the size of golf balls, one half that size, and one one-quarter that size. Using blue, white, and black food coloring, tint one large ball blue. Tint the other large ball white. Using red and yellow food coloring, tint medium ball rust-orange. Tint small ball black.

  2. Break off a piece of blue marzipan, and roll into a 1/2-inch ball for the head; pinch to form a beak. Use black marzipan to make eyes; attach to head. Shape white marzipan ball into a body (about 1 by 1 1/4 inches). Use orange marzipan to make 1/2-inch-long feet. Roll out remaining blue marzipan to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shape for wings (pictured below).

  3. Gently press head onto body, and attach feet. Wrap wings around back; smooth seam at neck. Penguins can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

Reviews (3)

  • ari2501 7 Jan, 2013

    Made the cake for my teenage daughters birthday. She saw it and thought it too cute. Careful with the penguins, though. My hubby thought my first attempt looked like a post-surgical (rhinoplasty) Voldemort with pointy orange shoes.My daughter was thrilled to get Voldemort's army on her birthday cake.... :)

  • Sugarrush212 19 Mar, 2009

    Anyone have the template the recipe is referring to?

  • deepfried62999 13 Dec, 2007

    they are fun to make not to found of the flavor but i love making them no matter the taste get the kids into helping its a family fun time.

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