Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Marzipan Watermelons

I'm so inspired these days that I'm even dreaming of all the things I can make with marzipan, I keep a mini notepad with me at all times so I can sketch and write my ideas down.

It's been incredibly sunny and hot in England, this is what I call a proper summer ...finally! And there's no summer without watermelons, don't you think?.

So here they are, marzipan watermelon slices!.

I'm still trying to find out how to do the glaze for marzipan, I have seen that some people use corn syrup, but it's not very easy to find. If you know any other glaze recipe please send me an email, I'd really appreciate it!.


  1. Amiga, que lindas las sandiitas! Con todos sus nota que las haces con mucho amor! Que se viene ahora? :)

  2. These are soooo adorable. Can you get your hands on liquid glucose? I use that to substitute for corn syrup. Corn syrup is hard to find here, too. But having used corn syrup while living in America, I find that liquid glucose is similar. Hopefully that's an option for you to consider?

  3. Silvanita!!!
    Muchas gracias, que rico que te gustaron! te cuento como disfruto haciendo estas cosillas....ahora quiero hacer unas frutillas...hmmm ya verás! xx

    Julia!!! thank you very much!!! I actually bought liquid glucose because it looked soooo similar to corn syrup...then I found out they use it to avoid crystalization in desserts, but now that you say you use it, I'll definately give it a try.
    I just bought a glaze and glaze cleaner....I should have seen your comment before!!! LOL... so I have plenty now to glaze all my marzipan figures :o)
    How do you prepare the liquid glucose as a glaze?
    Thanks again! xx

  4. Me again - Re: the glucose syrup, if you have a recipe that calls for corn syrup, I
    substitute it directly. The glucose is a little thicker than the corn syrup
    but works in a similar way. Basically the same thing. They both are used to avoid crystallisation in desserts - and is used a lot as it is cheaper than cane sugar! My tip? Spray a measuring spoon with cooking
    spray and then scoop out how much you need, e.g. 1 tablespoon. When you add
    it to your saucepan or bowl, it will just slide out. Otherwise it can be
    very messy! :) I haven't got a recipe for a glaze as such, but sounds like
    one that you have uses corn syrup? Does that sound like it would work for
    you? I use glucose a lot.....for nougat, some ganaches, 7 minute frosting etc.

  5. Julia! you're so sweet!, thank you very much for giving me a hand with the glaze :o) I really appreciate it!!!!. As soon as I try it I'll let you know xx

  6. you know me and watermelons (Sandias) love them!


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