National Marzipan Day - January 12
Thu Jan 12th

National Marzipan Day

Join millions of people around the country on January 12th as they celebrate National Marzipan Day. The eye and throat celebrations begin on January 12th with beautifully made confections that delight the eyes and throat.

For those who is unfamiliar, Marzipan is a candy made mainly of sugar or honey and ground almonds. It is also often enhanced with almond oil or extract. Candy makers use this sweet candy to make a variety of sweets. Among them are:: Some of them include:: Some of them include::

  • Marzipan-filled chocolate is a Marzipan-filled chocolate bar
  • Fruit and vegetables are sold in small replicas
  • Rolled into thin sheets and used as a glaze for icing cakes

Some people also make miniature marzipan animal figures, incorporating them into New Year's Day celebrations and traditions.

How to celebrate #nationalmarzipanday

Make some marzipan on this festive holiday to put your artistic skills to the test. Decorate a cake or make cookies or make cookies. Custom make some candies for a special occasion. Invite the family to join you. To learn the art of making marzipan, you could also take a class. Do you know anyone who makes marzipan? Give them a shout-out for their unique creations.

To post on social media, use the hashtag #NationalMarzipanDay.

Marzipan FAQ

Q. How is marzipan made?

A. Confectioners begin by cleaning raw almonds using a variety of techniques. The almonds are immersed in water simmering just below the boiling point. This step loosens the almond skins for easy removal. The almonds are converted into almond flour mixed with sugar by cooking and grinding them. For more sweetness and binding, confectioners add corn syrup or another binder before molding.

Q. How does marzipan taste?

A. As you can imagine, marzipan is both sweet and nutty.

Q. Is almond paste and marzipan the same thing?

A. No. A. No. A. No. However, they are made with the same ingredients. Due to the almond/sugar ratio, Marzipan is sweeter than almond paste. Both items are pre-made and available in grocery stores.