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Marzipan

1/2 pound almond paste
1 medium egg white
1 Tablespoon white karo
3/4 box powdered sugar
1 dash lemon flavoring

Place almond paste in bowl and knead, add egg white and mix well.
Add powdered sugar until consistency of very soft dough. Add Karo
and flavoring. Add enough sugar so that douch is sticky, but does
not stick to your fingers. Keep covered with damp cloth. Color to
suit fruit or vegetable you plan to make. Roll 3/4 inch in diameter
and cut into 1 1/4" pieces. Use powdered sugar to keep from sticking
to board and fingers.

PEARS: Yellow - form and add whole clove at bottom. Fleck lightly
with brown.

PEACHES: Yellow - form, crease one side with knife blade. Shade
red.

BANANA: Yellow - form, fleck lightly with brown. Shade end lightly
with green.

ORANGES: Orange - form, roll in sieve to roughen and resemble orange
skins

CARROTS: Orange - form, crease at intervals with knife blade.

APPLES: Delicate green - form, indent top. Add whole clove at
bottom. Shade red - can add artificial leaf at top stem end.

STRAWBERRIES: - Red - form, indent top, roll in red sugar

NEW POTATOES: - Uncolored marzipan - form, press "eyes" into each
- roll in sugar mixed with cocoa.

WATERMELON: - Form thin oval of green, thin oval of white of same
size. Place white over green. Form oblong roll of red, roll up
in the green and white ovals. Let dry. Slice and add "seeds" with
black food coloring applied with a toothpick.

NOTE: Do not use the liquid food coloring you buy at the supermarket.
Use cake decorator coloring that comes in a little jar. It can be
purchased from Wilton's or other cake decorator suppliers.

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