Hi. Can anyone please advise if it's possible to make roses & other flowers using marzipan, and also am I able to colour it. I know modelling paste would be more ideal, however, I'm trying to keep costs down and I already have marzipan in. If so, are there any further tips on modelling with it.
Thanks in advance
Hello meg147 , Im from the northeast too Born and bred Mackem lol! (not that i follow football lol)
Of yes its definately possible to make flowers and things out of it , But, they wont look quite as life like, Modelling paste Reallly allows you to roll the paste so thin and hold its shape well, as well as drying super rock hard!! Why dont you try making your own modelling paste? its much cheaper than buying it in the shops
All you need is some Icing , you can buy it in big 1kg blocks from asda for about two quidish, and some cmc powder, Heres a link , you can get it online or cake shops
I cant remember the exact quantities now, but its only a very small amount of powder you knead into the icing, leave it over night and the next day you've got modelling paste!
And you can colour marzipan If its a natural marzipan you should be able to get a good variety of shades out of it, If its that Bright yellow colour you might only be able to get some darker shades out of it !
Here's a super thread that has marzipan rose and other decorating techniques and so much more: