What is Marzipan?
Marzipan is an almond and sugar paste used to ice cakes and other pastries or sculpted into a variety of shapes to be eaten or used as cake decorations. Marzipan is simply a mixture of almond paste, powdered sugar, and a moistening agent such as water, corn syrup, glucose, fondant, or egg whites. After the ingredients are mixed, marzipan reaches a consistency of dough or soft rubber and can be rolled, shaped, cut or molded.
Classes of Marzipan
Niederegger Marzipan (100:0)
This is produced from fine raw marzipan paste (100%).
Lübeck Edelmarzipan (fine marzipan) (90:10)
This is produced from raw marzipan paste (90%) and added sugar (10%).
Lübeck marzipan (70:30)
This is produced from raw marzipan paste (70%) and then processed with an added sugar content of 30%.
Marzipan for consumption (50:50)
This is produced from 50% raw paste and 50% sugar.