Sunday, December 27, 2009

Further artistic achievements of the festive season.

Marzipan fruit and veg.



... say the bells of St Clements,



no prize money,



and ratatouille.  Woke up early Christmas Eve and realised too late I'd forgotten the pepper.  It probably won't make much difference to the flavour.

17 comments:

Zhoen said...

Too lovely to eat.

HLiza said...

Are they edible anyway? But you did great job!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

NO PEPPER!!

Lucy said...

Heheh, thanks guys!

Hliza - yes, they're made with marzipan, which is a sugar and almond paste which you can shape and then colour with food colouring. We put it on cakes and stuff. It's great fun to use and a bit like play dough, as long as you don't handle it too much. Some people love it, Tom does, others not so much. These were for presents, the vegetable shaped ones for some friends who are great veg growers.

Cosmo - hello and welcome, I didn't know you read here!

Bee said...

Goodness, these are impressive specimens. How long will they last, I wonder?

My youngest daughter, who is much taken with anything miniature, always wants to buy marzipan. Even though we all like the flavor, we can never bring ourselves to eat them!

Rouchswalwe said...

Have you ever tried Marzipan from Lübeck? Deine sehen lecker aus! I would have no problem nibbling on one ...

Lee said...

Marzipan ratatouille! Now that is a new thought.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Thank you. I wander and peek through cracks in curtains here and there. I'm partial to lace.

Barrett Bonden said...

Now all you need to do is go away and build a 1/49th scale doll's house with furniture and you'll have created a realistic toy that most boys (and not a few girls) secretly yearn for.

Nimble said...

So much fun. Why are pretty little pseudo- fruits/veggies so attractive?

zephyr said...

your little creations are wonderful! Lovely to look at...but when it comes to eating, i prefer my marzipan drenched in great dark chocolate
:^)

Dick said...

They look wonderful and, indeed, too good to eat. I don't think I've eaten marzipan fruit since I was a kid.

Isabelle said...

I once made a cheese souffle without the cheese. (By mistake.) It was quite boring.

Jan said...

Who is a very talented lady? Lucy! Happy New Year Lucy!

marja-leena said...

Ooh, lovely edible artistry! Definitely made me think of Lübeck, dark chocolate covered marzipan bars, as well as the Danish marzipan I get here for my stollen.

leslee said...

Oh, aren't those wonderful! I'm not sure I've ever even had marzipan fruit, much less made them. Looks like fun.

Dave King said...

Scrumptious! I am salivating!
Have a great New Year.