Use these adorable "pumpkins" to embellish our Pumpkin Cupcakes or any fall dessert. Divide marizpan into sections and dye with orange, green, and brown food coloring, then shape into miniature gourds.

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Bryan Gardner

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
Makes about 24
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place marzipan on a clean work surface. Cut in half. Add a few drops of orange food coloring to one half; knead with your hands until uniform in color. Add more food coloring as needed to achieve desired color. Shape into 3/4-inch balls. Use a toothpick to make indents in tops of balls for stems and press creases along outer edges from top to bottom for pumpkin ribs.

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  • Divide remaining marzipan half into two pieces. Add a few drops of brown food coloring to one piece; knead with your hands until uniform in color. Add more food coloring as needed. Roll into small ropes to use as stems.

  • Add a few drops of green food coloring to remaining piece of marzipan; knead with your hands until uniform in color. Add more food coloring as needed. Roll out to a 1/8-inch-thick round. Cut out leaves using a small leaf-shaped cutter. Attach stems and leaves to tops of balls, pressing with a toothpick to adhere.

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