I've shared some of my Christmas memories, making Hearts with my Dad, baking cookies with my mom and sister/s, decorating the tree, so many wonderful memories. And another one of those was the making of the Marzipan fruits.
My preferred brand is Odense, I've tried other brands, but really don't care for them, the taste isn't as mellow as Odense to my tastebuds. And I've not tried my hand at making Marzipan from scratch, yet.
One of these days...
I have no idea how much Marzipan we started with, but I'm sure it wasn't that much, I used a tube of already prepared Marzipan for this, which is 7 oz.
And when I look back on this I shudder a little, but Mom always made us wash our hands, well, before we embarked on making our fruit.
First off, divide the marzipan into quarters or fifths or... however you want. Then take the Marzipan up and knead it a little, you want it soft.
Make a little disk with an indent to it.
Add one drop of food coloring to the indent, then fold over the marzipan to contain the food coloring. You'll probably end up with some of the food coloring on your hand anyway. And believe me when I say, just add one drop. The color can get pretty intense.
Then set it aside, and continue with the other pieces, using different colors for each fruit you are going to fashion.
Yellow for Bananas
If you have any scraps left over, you can layer them together and cut them into diamond shapes.
Trust me on this, it's also a good thing when you're an adult as well. You can eat your oops. Don't tell anyone, OK?