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    Marzipan Bugs

    Marzipan Bugs. Photo by The Catt Family

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    The Catt Family's Note:

    Great for halloween, decorating cakes or ghoulish treats. Inspired by Lily Vanilli's Zombie Ate My Cupcake! book, these are our slightly simpler version (if such a thing as making bugs out of marzipan is possible to be simpler).

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    • 140 g marzipan
    • black food coloring
    • edible luster dust, various colours


    1. 1
      Mix black food colouring into the marzipan, this will take some time and turn everything your touch black.
    2. 2
      Cut or break marzipan into beetle sized lumps.
    3. 3
      Roll each lump into a elongated ball, about an inch long.
    4. 4
      Flatten slightly until roughly bug shape.
    5. 5
      Make groove in the bug to make it look like an egyptian scarab beetle.
    6. 6
      Dab a small brush into the Edible Luster and then wipe most of it off on a kitchen tissue, then brush the wings/shell of the beetle.
    7. 7
      Add a second colour if you want a shimmering beetle effect.
    8. 8
      Optional; roll some marzipan into tiny sausage, which are going to be the legs.
    9. 9
      Cut the tiny sausages into 3 shorter sausages, enough to sit under the beetle and poke out each side.
    10. 10
      Layout legs, stick beetle on-top, carefully wait to harder a bit before moving.

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    Nutritional Facts for Marzipan Bugs

    Serving Size: 1 (0 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 0.0
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 0.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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