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Definition: Marzipan is a candy paste made primarily from almonds and sugar. It is used as a candy filling, and is a common ingredient in many European pastries and cakes. Because it has a smooth, supple texture, marzipan is also used to shape and mold candy figures, and can be used as an alternative to fondant in covering cakes.

Marzipan is often found in rolls or tubes in the baking aisle of large grocery stores, but it can be expensive and is easy to make at home. It can be made with ground almonds or almond paste.

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