Good Luck Marzipan Pig Candy
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Good Luck Marzipan Pig Candy

Easy fun marzipan pig. Gift your loved ones good luck for the new year! Use homemade marzipan or store-bought marzipan to prepare these cute edible piggy charms.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Austrian, German
Keyword: candy, marzipan
Author: Helene D'Souza

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Keep all the model tools and ingredients ready.
  • Cut some of the marzipans and cut this piece into half too. Take one of the pieces into your hand and color it with some of the food coloring (small amount).
  • Work the color into the marzipan until it's fully colored. Work the other plain marzipan into the red marzipan if it turned out too dark in color. You want a pink piggy.
  • Cut out the parts: body, head, legs, ears, snout, and tail
  • Shape the body and head (watch the video to see how). Shape the legs too, ears, snout, and tail.
  • Stick together the head, body, and legs. You can use some water to help you stick together if you like.
  • Smooth out the shape with the modeling tools and create details such as the hooves.
  • Stick the curled tail, ears and snout onto the shape. Create eye and snout holes.
  • You can fill the eyes with some plain marzipan or black colored marzipan. I like to use simply cocoa powder for the eye details. (simplest and least messy but you need a steady hand)
  • Store your marzipan pig in a dry and cool place. Gift it to your loved ones on New Year's day.

Video

Notes

  1. You can use pastry modeling tools to help you out and get the details right. A toothpick can do the trick too to form the eyes and snout. Or simply use your skilled fingers.
  2. Make your own Marzipan from scratch at home with raw blanched almonds or buy raw marzipan mass.
  3. UseĀ Cocoa or Cacao Powder