Marzipan Mushrooms And Holly
|Almond paste||8 Ounce|
|Confectioners sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Light corn syrup||5 Tablespoon|
|Cornstarch||1 Ounce (For Kneading The Marzipan)|
|Cocoa powder||2 Ounce (For The Mushrooms)|
|Food coloring paste||1 Ounce (Green Color For The Holly)|
|Food coloring paste||1 Ounce (Red Color For The Holly Balls)|
Place the almond paste and 1 cup of the confectioners sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and using the paddle attachment beat on low speed until the sugar is almost absorbed.
Add the remaining 1 cup sugar and beat until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Add 3 tablespoons of the corn syrup, then continue mixing until a small amount of the marzipan holds together when squeezed, adding additional corn syrup, a little at a time, as necessary.
The marzipan will still appear crumbly.
Transfer the marzipan to a work surface and knead until smooth.
Sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch on the work surface as needed if the marzipan is sticky.
Shape one-third of the mixture into small mushrooms and smudge the tops with cocoa powder.
Divide the remaining marzipan in half.
Knead green food coloring paste into one of the halves.
Flatten the marzipan and cut out holly leaves out with a sharp knife.
Knead red food coloring paste into a small amount of the remaining marzipan and roll it into tiny balls for the holly.