Marzipan Bugs

READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 10 bugs


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


  • Mix black food colouring into the marzipan, this will take some time and turn everything your touch black.
  • Cut or break marzipan into beetle sized lumps.
  • Roll each lump into a elongated ball, about an inch long.
  • Flatten slightly until roughly bug shape.
  • Make groove in the bug to make it look like an egyptian scarab beetle.
  • 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.
  • Add a second colour if you want a shimmering beetle effect.
  • Optional; roll some marzipan into tiny sausage, which are going to be the legs.
  • Cut the tiny sausages into 3 shorter sausages, enough to sit under the beetle and poke out each side.
  • Layout legs, stick beetle on-top, carefully wait to harder a bit before moving.