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nut free marzipan carrots

Marzipan Carrots

The most adorable marzipan carrots, perfect for decorating any cake or baking project!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 or more carrot decorations


  • Marzipan or Mock Marzipan
  • Food coloring (liquid or paste)
  • Cocoa powder
  • Green tops of carrots


  • Color the marzipan orange either using orange food coloring paste or a mixture of yellow and red liquid food coloring (this is what I did).
  • Break off pieces of marzipan and roll into carrot-shapes.
  • Dampen a small knife and dip edge in cocoa powder. Carefully make indentations with the cocoa-dipped knife on the carrots to represent the soil. (You can also brush on the cocoa powder with a small brush).
  • Store carrots in a ziplock bag until ready to use.
  • Just before placing on desired dessert, use a round toothpick to insert a small hole in the top of the carrots. Slide in a piece of carrot frond.


Source: Adapted from The Recipe Girl
You're Gonna Bake It After All
Keyword dessert, gluten free