I made naturally colored marzipan carrots as decoration for carrot cupcakes. The recipe dates back to the 1920s! I think the color of the marzipan carrots is great. Don’t they look almost real? 😀
The marzipan carrots are naturally colored with tomato puree! 😀 I feared the marzipan carrots would taste of tomato puree – marzipan with tomato puree? Yuck! 😉 But the tomato puree isn’t noticeable! It just gives a pretty carrot color.
- powdered sugar
- tomato puree
Knead together marzipan and enough powdered sugar until the mixture holds its shape. Color it with some tomato puree and form into little carrots.
Make indentations with the back of a knife.
Using a skewer, make a hole at the top of the carrot.
Use celery, celery leaves, carrot greens or herbs, such as parsley or rosemary needles, as carrot tops.