Marzipan Vs. Fondant?

Decorating By thebakinbee Updated 28 Jan 2011 , 10:40pm by wiggler

thebakinbee Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:22pm
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I've never used marzipan but have seen several decorations made from it and love the result. I've only ever used fondant to make decorations and am curious to know the difference and if marzipan is worth trying for a beginner like me.

Thanks!

3 replies
cakeastic Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:30pm
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Fondant is easier to work with. It much more elastic and you can roll it out thinner which is good for some decorations. It also takes colour better than marzipan. And i also prefer fondants taste over marzipan since marzipan has a very strong flavour.

Tclanton Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:42pm
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I have used both and didnt have an issue with either. I made pumpkins out of marzipan and they turned out awesome.

I bought premade marzipan instead of making it.

Good luck

wiggler Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 10:40pm
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I have used both too . Marzipan is harder to work with . Some people dont like the strong taste . I love it , but fondant is much eaier to work with and to color

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