cover image


Confection of sugar, honey and almond flour / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short by simply answering these key questions:

Can you list the top facts and stats about Marzipan?

Summarize this article for a 10 years old


Marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar, honey, and almond meal (ground almonds), sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract.

Quick facts: Alternative names, Type, Main ingredients, Va...
Plain marzipan being rolled flat
Alternative namesMarzapane, marchpane
Main ingredientsAlmond meal, sugar
VariationsPersipan, Frutta martorana

It is often made into sweets; common uses are chocolate-covered marzipan and small marzipan imitations of fruits and vegetables. It can also be used in biscuits or rolled into thin sheets and glazed for icing cakes, primarily birthday cakes, wedding cakes and Christmas cakes. Marzipan paste may also be used as a baking ingredient, as in stollen or banket. In some countries, it is shaped into small figures of animals as a traditional treat for New Year's Day or Christmas. Marzipan is also used in Tortell, and in some versions of king cake eaten during the Carnival season.[1]