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Originally from nmuccia


  • 1 package almond paste 
  • 1 1/2 cup confectionary sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • for decoration: food coloring, cloves, sugar crystals
  • Paint brushes and gloves

  1. First, you’ll create the dough by beating an egg white until frothy. Then, mix in the entire tube of almond paste. Gradually add in confectioner’s sugar until a workable “dough” is formed - not too sticky or too stiff.
  2. Once you have the dough, sculpt them into a variety of shapes. I chose a fruit theme for my set. First, I studied the existing fruit we had and molded it into formations with my hands. I also used a fork to add texture.
  3. Next, you’ll need to mix your colors. It’s a good idea to have several different containers to keep the colors separated. Keep track of ratios in case you need to replicate the color again (for example, 3 drops yellow, 1 drop red). I tried to create natural shades by mixing in browns with brighter hues.
  4. Once you have a few colors mixed, start painting your shapes. It’s best to work in a gradual, controlled, and layered way. Paint a light wash first and then add more color where needed. If you have paintbrushes, you can use them to add in details. I ended up using a wide brush for a first coat, and then massaging in details with my fingers. If you do this, make sure to wear gloves – it took me several days to remove all the dye from my hands.
  5. You can use crystalized sugar, chocolate, or cloves to decoarte. Once you’re satisfied with the designs, place the candies on parchment paper and let dry overnight (24 to 48 hours).

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