Edible Art

Since marzipan was on sale at the grocery store, and I have a cupboard full of food coloring, today’s project was making sculptures with the marzipan and then painting them… and then eating them!

marzipan-shannon.jpg

marzipan-nefarious.jpg

marzipan-caitlin.jpg

25 Comments

  1. mel wrote:

    neat!

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 2:49 am | Permalink
  2. cirrin wrote:

    Wow, that’s incredibly detailed for something you just ate! I’m glad you took pictures. I bet Ari had fun with that one. Speaking of Ari having fun with your creations, did you and her ever do HER nesting doll set?

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 4:06 am | Permalink
  3. Allahkat wrote:

    You know, this is really strange, but when I was halfway asleep last night I was wondering when you were going to do a food related entry again. I had been missing them.

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 7:49 am | Permalink
  4. Lara wrote:

    mmm… marzipan…

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 8:25 am | Permalink
  5. estrojenn wrote:

    i have never met a family who does as many cool things as you guys do. if and when i ever have children, i will be crossing my fingers that your book on child rearing has been published.

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 9:00 am | Permalink
  6. Shannon wrote:

    Haha, Jenn, honestly, short of dumping a kid in front of the TV, it’s a lot easier to do fun stuff all the time than not!

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 10:04 am | Permalink
  7. Audrey wrote:

    Marzipan is one of my all time favorite treats. My German Grandfather gave it to us as kids, the kind shaped like fruit. Once in a while I crave it and buy the roll kind from the supermarket like you used and just eat slices of it! My kids won’t eat it though.

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 10:47 am | Permalink
  8. Toser wrote:

    marzipan! its so yucky! but fun to make things with.

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 10:49 am | Permalink
  9. These look sooo tasty and fun, but i have just never been able to stomach marzipan.
    I think it’s because it sometimes tricks you into thinking it’s plain ol’ icing, then when you munch it your lambasted with an Almondy attack.

    Still, these (espesh the Elephant) are a treat.

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 12:51 pm | Permalink
  10. Nicole. wrote:

    I dunno where you come up with these ideas from, they’re great!

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 2:59 pm | Permalink
  11. estrojenn wrote:

    my 2 year old niece is TV obsessed and it makes me crazy. dora should be SHOT!

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 3:05 pm | Permalink
  12. TheWomanMonster wrote:

    Aww fantastic!

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 4:20 pm | Permalink
  13. Nicole. wrote:

    I’m glad I didn’t have to watch Caitlin devour that elephant trunk. ;)

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 4:33 pm | Permalink
  14. estrojenn wrote:

    oh nicole…so dirty :)

    Monday, January 21, 2008 at 11:08 pm | Permalink
  15. Allahkat wrote:

    I’m surprised she didn’t make the trunk like, 100x bigger. Just one great big elephant trunk. >:)

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 7:57 am | Permalink
  16. Melissa wrote:

    OMG I love these! I’ve actually never had marzipan, and I was unaware you could buy it in rolls, I thought it came pre-done already, all the time.

    Neat job guys :-)

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 1:17 pm | Permalink
  17. Caitlin wrote:

    I didn’t even eat mine at all. I don’t like marzipan, give me whole raw almonds any day.

    My mom used to give me a marzipan pig every year for Christmas and I never at one of them. I’d just save them ’til they’d disappear. Come to think of it, I don’t remember throwing one out. Weird.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at 1:36 pm | Permalink
  18. Darcy wrote:

    They are great. I love marzipan. My cousin lives in Norway and the maripan pigs are popular there at xmas, she always used to send me one when I was a kid.

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 6:43 pm | Permalink
  19. Melissa wrote:

    i didn’t realize their was tradition behind marzipan so i did some googling, and found this, which i found really funny, and cute

    http://www.germandeli.com/bermargel.html

    Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 12:17 am | Permalink
  20. Greatrex wrote:

    you night be interested in this ‘Living Lightly’ film project I’m editing – if you want to post any relevant info it would be much appreciated – thanks you’re always a fantastic source of inspiration Shannon
    http://www.livinglightly.ca/category/images/

    Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 3:01 pm | Permalink
  21. Cari wrote:

    I’ve never had marzipan in my life. I don’t even think I’ve ever seen it in a store either!

    I’m happy that Jade is finally getting to an age where she enjoys fun activities more than running around like a maniac and throwing things at me! It’s making things pretty fun around my house too :)

    Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 6:26 pm | Permalink
  22. Marzipan is so good! My aunt used to get me marzipan pigs all the time, but their expressions looked so sad that I couldn’t bring myself to eat them. Then my sister would bite off their heads and I’d eat the rest… and they were delicious.
    PS. that is possibly the cutest elephant ever.

    Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 3:09 pm | Permalink
  23. estrojenn wrote:

    OK guys – I’ve been looking at Marzipan for way too long. More posts!!! And I want to see some crocheting or something too!

    Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 5:37 pm | Permalink
  24. ed wrote:

    I misss you posting here :(

    Friday, February 1, 2008 at 9:16 am | Permalink
  25. Nicole wrote:

    Me too!

    Friday, February 1, 2008 at 7:39 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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