Ideas for Marzipan Figures


Marzipan is a thick, moldable sweet paste made of ground almonds, egg whites or yolks, and sugar. It is used to create small candies or as part of a cake (between the layers or as icing).You can shape marzipan many ways (such as fruits or vegetables), but if you are willing to spend some time, you can mold figures. Model the figures from a drawing or photograph to make them more lifelike.


  • Domesticated animals, such as cats and dogs; outdoor animals, such as rabbits, chipmunks or beavers; wild animals, such as lions, giraffes or monkeys; or even snakes, lizards or turtles would be good choices for marzipan.

Everyday Heroes

  • Consider molding firefighters; police officers; doctors, nurses or EMTs; construction, custodial or relief workers; or teachers.

Superheroes, Villains or Dolls

  • Batman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman or the Fantastic Four; the Joker, Lex Luthor or Destro; or Barbie, Bratz, American Girl dolls or G.I. Joe could be molded.


  • Choose cartoon characters from such shows as "The Smurfs," "The Simpsons," "Spongebob Squarepants," "Family Guy," "American Dad" or "South Park," or choose one from your favorite show.

Family and Friends

  • Give your family or friends a pleasant surprise by molding marzipan in their images. You could even duplicate favorite outfits they wear.

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