I often use Marzipan (Almond Paste) as filling for cake and tart. Store-bought Marzipan contains unwanted ingredients such as preservatives. Marzipan is extremely easy to make at home. I use Milk but Water can be used. If you use Fruit & Berry juice, or other natural ingredients such as Coffee and Matcha, you can create naturally colourful Marzipan for cake decoration.
1 cup (about 100g) Almond Meal
1 cup (about 120g) Icing Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
2 tablespoons Milk *You can use Water instead
- Store-bought Almond Meals is sometimes too coarse for the Marzipan to use for decoration. Choose finely ground Almond Meal, OR grind or process until fine. If you use it as a filling, it’s not the issue.
- Combine Almond Meal and Icing Sugar in a bowl.
- Add 2 tablespoons (OR slightly less) Milk and mix well, then knead until required texture is achieved. If it is too wet, add extra Almond Meal. If too dry, add a very small amount Milk. *Note: 1 tablespoon is 15ml.
- To make it softer, simply add more Milk.
May I ask if I use whole almond to grind myself it would be the ones without the skin? Blanched ones? Thank you!
Hi Irene. For the marzipan to decorate cakes, you would want lighter colour marzipan. I would blanch them and remove the skin before grinding, or I would purchase skinless almonds. Skinless almonds are most likely blanched. For the filling, I would forget the skin.