Finding Marzipan

Decorating By allaboutcake8045 Updated 8 Jan 2013 , 3:06am by allaboutcake8045

allaboutcake8045 Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 5:18pm
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I have a customer that wants the wedding cake to be covered in marzipan.  I did a wedding cake probably over 15 years ago with marzipan.  The brides mother picked up the marzipan for me at a German bakery in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Does anyone know where this might be or where I can get a large supply of it.


I don't necessarily want to make it myself because of time.  And if I recall, you would use it just like fondant to cover the cake.




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-K8memphis Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 5:30pm
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you could order it through your grocery store if nothing else


odense is the brand name often available to grocery stores around here


it's seasonal though but maybe they can get it for you?


edited for typo

VanillaSky Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 5:53pm
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AAmerican Almond makes 7 lb cans of marzipan and almond paste (if you did want to make marzipan, you could make it from the almond paste, it would be really easy making it from the paste (as opposed to truly making it from scratch) and it's cheaper than buying and shipping marzipan). You can buy it on amazon and many other places online, so shop around. I have never purchased it online It is available to me from a local distributor on a cash and carry basis. So i have no online source to recommend.

I do recommend American Almond, though. It's a really good brand.

-K8memphis Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 7:10pm
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hey i found 'Marzipan' the dog


he takes on color really well just like the other marzipan  icon_lol.gif


(not my dog--couldn't resist)



BakingIrene Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 7:19pm
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Use Odense brand. If you want a homemade from nuts recipe, send me a message.

VanillaSky Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 8:23pm
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ADoes Odense come in large sizes? I like it and buy it when I need smaller amounts. I have never seen it in larger sizes. Would love to know your source.

-K8memphis Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 8:38pm
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if you meant me, i just buy it at the grocery store the odd time i might need some


never bought the odense in bulk

VanillaSky Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 9:00pm
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AI was responding to the last post, but there is no reason the question could not be asked of you too. The OP was looking for marzipan in larger sizes and I've never seen Odense in a large size.

AnnieCahill Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 9:10pm
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To my knowledge, Odense only comes in 7 oz packages.  Check Amazon.  They have a ton of marzipan products.  Niederegger is the best and I think I have seen it on Amazon.  Anything from Lubeck is going to be awesome.  Make sure you are charging enough.  I absolutely love the taste of marzipan and I love working with it.  But it's definitely pricey.

pmarks0 Posted 8 Jan 2013 , 12:49am
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I buy Odense at the grocery year round, and it does only come in the 7oz size.  If it's your preferred brand, you can order it online through Andre Prost Inc.   They appear to be charging $6.02/7oz pkg.


If you don't mind ordering from Canada, Flour confections now carries marzipan.  They have a 2.5lb container for $20.  The blurb for the product says it's American Almond.  I've never used this one.

allaboutcake8045 Posted 8 Jan 2013 , 3:03am
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Thats too funny!!! icon_biggrin.gif

allaboutcake8045 Posted 8 Jan 2013 , 3:04am
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I meant to K8memphis about the dog "Marzipan".

allaboutcake8045 Posted 8 Jan 2013 , 3:06am
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Thank you everyone for your replies.  I will check on Amazon or maybe make a batch.  The wedding isn't until November and of course its for a good friend's daughter so in my heart I cant charge her too much.  Probably the price of the marzipan.


Am I lazy or what?  Did I really need to send three different replies?  OMG! to myself.   icon_eek.gif



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