I’ve previously published a post on “The Art of the Almond“, featuring some of the beautiful marzipan creations we came across in Venice. While sorting through my photos from Sicily, I found a few more nice examples.
Marzipan is made of ground almonds (almond meal) mixed with a sweetener like sugar or honey. Marzipan is molded into the shape of fruit and vegetables and colored accordingly, producing these beautiful creations.
As with many things in life, the illusion is better than reality. In my opinion, these creations look better than they taste — too nice to eat.
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