I am completely obsessed with how adorable and perfect these little carrots are! Keep reading to learn How to Make Marzipan Carrots and you can use them on your spring and Easter dishes!
While I was making these I could not help but be giddy about how CUTE they were turning out! They look so realistic and perfect, and they are so incredibly easy to make! Now I just want to make batches and batches of these things to put on everything for Easter this year.
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Making these marzipan carrots are really quite simple. Follow along with our pictures to make your own! You can make them any size you want by using more marzipan. I used approximately 1.75 ounces of marzipan (1/4 of a 7 oz box) to make 12 carrots that are 1.25″ long and 1/4″ wide at the top. There are a lot of marzipans out there, but this one from Odense has amazing reviews and is considered the best choice among many bakers.
First get your marzipan ready by flattening it.
Then squeeze in a little orange food dye gel or coloring. See notes in the recipe regarding dye vs color. Mix it until the color is incorporated. I used a rubber glove so my hands did not turn orange!
Cut the marzipan into roughly equal pieces for each carrot.
Shape using your hands into a carrot.
Use a toothpick to make the carrot ridges and pierce a hole in the top for parsley.
Cut off small parsley pieces and insert into the carrot top.
You are done learning How to Make Marzipan Carrots! Use them anywhere, they are perfect for spring and Easter celebrations. I seriously want to put them on absolutely everything just because of how cute they are. The carrots are completely edible and would be perfect on desserts or even these Ginger Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Glaze!
How to Make Marzipan Carrots
- 1.75 ounces marzipan (1/4 of a 7 ounce package)
- orange food gel (or food coloring) (see notes)
- 1 sprig fresh curly parsley
- Cut off a piece of marzipan approximately 1.75 oz in weight (if you use the same product I did, it was 1/4 of the 7 oz tube) (click on the marzipan ingredient to buy)
- Flatten the marzipan to make a flat disk or bowl shape. Apply one brief squeeze of orange food dye gel into the marzipan.
- Knead the marzipan to incorporate the color. I strongly suggest using a glove to avoid staining your hands orange! Keep kneading until the color is fully incorporated.
- Add more orange if desired and knead again until you reach your desired shade of orange.
- Form the marzipan into a sphere or block that is somewhat symmetrical (just to easily cut equal pieces, it is not necessary to be exact).
- Cut the marzipan block into half, and then each in half again so you have four equal pieces.
- Cut each piece into thirds, so you have 12 pieces.
- Using your hands, shape each piece into a carrot shape. You can roll the marzipan into a log, press harder on the tip, and then press in (from the end) to make the top wider.
- Using a toothpick, gently press the side of the toothpick into the carrot in various places to create the carrot ribs.
- Use the point of the toothpick to make a shallow indentation at the wide top of the carrot. This will make it easier to insert the top. I made mine approximately 1/4" deep.
- Cut off small pieces of the parsley and insert one piece into the top of each carrot.