Marzipan Week 2022: It's Hard To Resist These Sweet Treat
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Marzipan is versatile enough to be used in various ways, from creating figurines to consuming cocktails and devouring delectable cakes and patisseries. Niederegger, the market leader in marzipan, is responsible for instituting Marzipan Week, that spans from November 1 to 7. This firm has been around since 1806 and annually hosts a Marzipan Week in Northern Germany. Its sole purpose during the week is to honour the marzipan in all its forms. This candy like sweet treats is hard to resist and now you have all the reasons to eat them.  

Marzipan—what is it?

It is a confection. With a candy-like texture, marzipan is a combination of several ingredients. To make it, you must combine ground almonds, egg whites, corn syrup, and sugar. It is commonly found on Christmas cakes and has become synonymous with holiday baking because of the shapes it is often folded into during this season. Still, you can enjoy it at any time of year because many cakes and sweets require it. Marzipan Week is the perfect opportunity to indulge in this delightful and sweet treat. 

Plan a week-long celebration

During Marzipan Week, you can partake in various events and activities. One ideal suggestion: bake some marzipan. What else, though, can be done to honour this delectable dish? 

One of the most incredible ways to celebrate this festive week is to invite your friends for an afternoon tea with a marzipan theme. You may use marzipan to make a variety of delicious cakes and desserts. There is also the option of serving marzipan cocktails. Spending time with friends in this way allows you to taste the best of marzipan while catching up.

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An array of culinary fares

We know you've been eager to hear what kinds of marzipan cocktails can be made. In fact, a quick online search will reveal a plethora of marzipan-based cocktail recipes, giving you a wide range of alternatives. We'll tell you about two that we came upon. The first of our cocktails is the Marzipan Old Fashioned. It calls for marzipan syrup, sherry, tequila, and mezcal. We also have a newfound preference for the Marzipan Dream Cocktail. The chocolate syrup is used as a garnish on the egg white, vanilla, amaretto, and bourbon mixture. The beverage has a flavour quite similar to that of sugary marzipan.

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 Prepare some sweets and cakes using marzipan. You can make a wide variety of cakes and other sweet treats. Here are a few examples, Battenberg cake, plum and marzipan pie, apples baked with marzipan and cranberry sauce, marzipan Eccles tarts, or chocolate, pear, and marzipan strudel, even citrus, marzipan, and rhubarb cake is not bad. How about a tart tatin with plums, marzipan apricot, and a marzipan twist? 

Cook Up Some Homemade Marzipan

An excellent way to celebrate this period is to try making it at home. For anyone interested, here is a simple recipe for vanilla marzipan.


  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 vanilla pod's worth of vanilla seeds.
  • 450 grams of almond meal
  • 280g of icing sugar, to be sifted. Keep a bit extra for kneading and stretching out the dough.
  • 175 grams of granulated sugar, preferably brown


Homemade marzipan, Image Source: Freepik

  1. To begin, gather a sizable bowl and combine the almonds and sugars. It would help if you then rub the vanilla seeds until smooth
  2. Dig a well in the centre of the ingredients
  3. Add citrus juice and eggs to it. Cut the wet components into the dry ingredients using a knife.
  4. Coat your work area with powdered sugar. Briefly work the marzipan mixture into a smooth dough with your hands
  5. It's crucial to maintain caution since too much will cause the mixture to become oily
  6. Add extra icing sugar if it seems too wet
  7. Form a ball with the ingredients
  8. Keep it wrapped and stored in the refrigerator till you're ready to use it as a cake topper

You can prepare marzipan two days ahead of time.

Our suggestions will help guide you toward the perfect sugary experience. So, how exactly are you going to commemorate this week?