Marzipan Recipe?

Baking By sugarMomma Updated 17 Nov 2009 , 12:59am by amberkw

sugarMomma Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 8:58pm
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I made some last year but have lost my recipe. I need a recipe to use to cover a cake.

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mmdiez10 Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 9:07pm
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I found one:

Marzipan  
  
"A simple recipe to add that special touch. Marzipan can be rolled out and used to cover a cake, or to make decorations."

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup almond paste
2 egg whites  3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
DIRECTIONS:
1.  In a large bowl, knead almond paste to soften. Mix in egg whites. Knead in confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time. Add vanilla. Knead until marzipan feels like heavy pie dough.
2.  Wrap tightly in plastic, and store in refrigerator in a sealed container. To use after storage, let stand at room temperature until soft, then knead briefly.

sugarMomma Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 12:48am
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Thank you!

amberkw Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 12:59am
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I have never made marzipan before. Quick question...Because of the egg whites, does it need special storage. how does the chemistry work? Fine because of the sugar? I have no clue here. What is the difference in covering w/ fondant compared to marzipan?

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