Aaanyway! Today I had a lot of fun with a marzipan bar & some food coloring.
Believe it or not was my first time dyeing food! My mom was never fond of artificial sweeteners, dyes and flavors. I have to say at first I was a bit disappointed with the effect. I imagined that adding just few drops of it will make my marzipan bright yellow or red & so on (yeah, thank you Pinterest). Not really...
The overall effect is sweet, but I admit... I did let out a malediction or two while trying to mix it all properly.
I mixed 200g of marzipan with 50g of powdered sugar, and split it in half.
Here's a short photo-diary of my work:
Part I: Chicks!
Bigger ball is supposed to be yellow :) The red one could be smaller, I didn't use it all up.
And here are chicks basis! There were 15 of them. I split the big ball of dough into 16 smaller ones and left one for decorations.
Then I took small nubs from the leftover ball and created curled feathers for each chick's head.
Beaks are simple cones made from red dough. I didn't think they would hold...
...but they did!
Pat II: Bunnies!
For bunnies I used undyed marzipan. Rolled it into small balls and then into cylindr-ish shapes.
Ears were made similarly to chick's feathers, but they're a bit longer. And tails were made from tiny marzipan balls. I attached them by poking it with a toothpick near the basis. That's kind of gross but effective... and somewhat anatomically correct :)
Have a nice afternoon!